If you’re a resident or business owner in Toronto, there are many ways to access trees in our city.
The City of Toronto owns a portion of land between roadways and private property, known as the public road allowance. Urban Forestry plants and maintains trees on this land to help grow Toronto's urban forest and to reach the City's goal of increasing the tree canopy to 40 per cent.
A property owner can submit a tree planting request for the City-owned road allowance in front of their home or business.
60% of Toronto’s current and potential urban forests rests on private land. This means that homeowners, businesses and institutions control the fate of our urban forest. If you have room to plant a tree or would like to plant in the shade of a mature tree, there are a number of options available.
Tree For Me: Offers free native trees to residents who register for a Tree For Me event and take part in a tree planting and care workshop. Learn more attreeforme.ca
LEAF:This Toronto-based organization offers a full-service backyard tree planting program that works directly with residents to select, plant and care for their tree.
TreeMobile:Interested in planting a fruit tree in your yard? You can order an appropriate fruit tree and the folks at TreeMobile will deliver and help you plant your new tree.
Toronto Garden Centres:Click here for a list of garden centres within the GTA. Don’t forget to ask about their native tree stock!
Planting trees? Make them count. Forests Ontario has teamed up with the Government of Ontario to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday by inviting Ontarians to take part in the Green Leaf Challenge to help plant 3 million trees in Ontario this year. You can add your tree to the count with their online tree counter.