*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — Sept. 7, 2023 — On Saturday, Sept. 23, the City of Burlington is hosting its annual Fall Tree Giveaway. As part of the event, the City is giving away 500 trees of various species to Burlington residents to plant on their private property.
The giveaway is free. In order to receive a tree, residents must register in advance, show proof of registration upon arriving and have a vehicle to safely transport the tree. Quantities are limited. Residents are entitled to one tree per household.
“Burlington’s urban forest is a valued and shared resource that must collectively be protected by Council, the City, community partners and residents. The annual spring and fall tree giveaways are a great example of the community working together to support the City in its efforts to expand and protect our urban forest and tree canopy.” — Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward
“Placing trees in a location that suits their health is important to the long-term sustainability and protection of our urban forest. By providing a variety of tree species for residents to choose from and equipping them with resources to help them make informed decisions about which trees are suitable for their property, we are not only enhancing the beauty of our neighborhoods, but also ensuring each tree will flourish for years to come.” — Steve Robinson, Manager of Urban Forestry, City of Burlington
Date: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023 (rain or shine)
Location: Roads, Parks and Forestry Operations Centre parking lot, 897 Cumberland Ave., Burlington
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pick-up time is dependent on the species selected.
Registration opens on Friday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. For details regarding available tree species and registration information, visit Get Involved Burlington.
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- Sept. 17-23 is National Forest Week. National Forest Week is recognized across Canada and raises awareness about the ways forests contribute to our economy, culture, traditions and history.
- This will be the City’s second free tree giveaway in 2023. Earlier this year, the City gave away 500 trees in the spring as part of the City’s Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration.
- In 2022, the City of Burlington planted over 4,000 trees, with2,450 trees being planted through Community Supported planting initiatives.
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