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Here are some general guidelines the Street Tree Planting program follows:
- If you live on a standard lot, you may be eligible for one tree to be planted on the road allowance on your property.
- If you live on a corner lot, you may be eligible for up to three trees planted on the road allowance on your property.
- Rural areas may be eligible for more trees where space permits.
- 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 and select 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 the year, as long as weather permits. Planting locations and species are approved well ahead of planting dates so that the Forestry Section can order required trees for the following year’s planting schedule. Therefore, once the site and species are confirmed changes cannot be made except to cancel a request.
Submit a request for a tree by 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. Please help to keep your tree healthy by watering it daily.
Read more tips on caring for your new tree here.
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