*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — Aug. 25, 2021 — A healthy and green city is a top priority for the City of Burlington and a mature tree canopy is one of the many ways we can work to achieve this goal. Burlington residents can now submit an online request form to join a list for a free tree to be planted on the right-of-way in front of their house, on City property.
Each request will receive a site visit to ensure the right type of tree is planted to ensure the tree will have the best chance of survival.
“Trees planted as part of this program will help to increase our tree canopy and planting biodiverse species will contribute to a resilient urban forest long term. A mature tree canopy helps cool the areas, reduces flooding and erosion and provides homes for insects and animals.” — Steve Robinson, Manager of Forestry, City of Burlington
Requests for tree planting are accepted at any time throughout the year. You can indicate your tree species preference at the time of form submission. Staff will try to accommodate resident requests; however, species choice is not guaranteed.
- Applications that are received between Jan. 1 and May 31 will be reviewed for planting within the same growing season on a first-in, first-out basis
- Applications that are received between June 1 and Dec. 31 will be reviewed for planting the follow growing season on a first-in, first-out basis
Scheduling of tree planting will be determined by the location, suitability and availability of the chosen tree species, as well as the current number of requests.
To request a tree or learn more about the City’s forestry initiatives, visit burlington.ca/forestry.
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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist