Windsor West NDP MP Brian Masse said it represents what the late NDP leader stood for.
"I know Jack would've been really honoured, in a really humble way," Masse said. "Having the fruit trees as just a perfect symbol of what he wanted to do. He wanted a better environment and he wanted more of a nurturing environment for all of us."
Other local New Democrats, including MP Joe Comartin and MPP Taras Natyshak, were there for the planting on the weekend.