Burlington homeowners and businesses can now get free trees

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Published August 30, 2021 at 10:09 am

Burlington residents who are interested in having a free tree planted in front of their homes or businesses may now be able to request one through the City’s Tree Planting Program.

The program, which offers free trees to homeowners and businesses in Burlington, plants trees within the municipal right of way of their properties.

In order to request a tree, residents are required to submit an online request form and will then be added to a list. Once received, a city staff member from the Forestry section will conduct a site inspection in order to determine the best tree for the location.

Applications that are received between Jan. 1 and June 1 will be reviewed for planting within the same growing season on a first in, first out basis.

Applications that are received between June 30 and Dec. 31 will be reviewed for planting the following growing season on a first in, first out basis.

Trees across Burlington’s urban forest areas not only increase property values but also provide several environmental, economic and social benefits. This includes the improvement of air quality, reduced storm-water runoff, energy savings, noise reduction and more.

The City of Burlington’s forestry operations includes the oversight of tree protection and preservation initiatives, such as tree protection standards, pests and disease control and tree planting.

“We are very proud of our trees, especially those with historical significance on the Burlington Honour Roll of Trees,” reads the City’s website.

For more information on requesting a tree, click here.

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