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Here are some general guidelines the Street Tree Planting program follows:
- If you live on a standard lot, you can have one tree planted on the road allowance on your property.
- If you live on a corner lot, you can have up to three trees planted.
- Trees will not be planted in any boulevard locations where the width of grass area is less than 1.75 metres.
We offer approximately 40 choices of native and some non-native trees which provide diversity to our streets and ensure that we plant trees suitable for the location. Planting a variety of trees reduces the loss of tree canopy due to disease and insect damage and increases the sustainability of our Urban Forest. Our Forestry Investigator will do a site inspection to assist in selecting a tree species that is site appropriate.
The City’s Forestry Section is currently in a temporary suspension of Maple Tree planting to build diversity in our tree canopy, thereby building a robust canopy to better withstand pathogens. Our Forestry Staff would be happy to help in selection of alternate species.
Tree planting season
Trees are planted from spring through to the fall of each year. Planting locations must be approved prior to planting, so the cut off dates allow for the site visit and assessments. Details are confirmed and provided to contractors well ahead of the planting dates and new additions cannot be made.
Submit a request for a free tree by calling 905-546-2489 or completing a request form.
A Forestry Investigator will do a site visit to assess the property and tree selection.
When first planted, we water, mulch and put a protective collar around the trunk of your tree. After installation of the tree is complete, caring is your job. Keep your tree healthy by watering it daily.
Read more tips on caring for your new tree here.
Have Questions? Visit our FAQ page.Every Tree Counts