Federal grant will help city plant 8,000 trees to improve Brampton’s urban canopy

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Published August 4, 2021 at 8:04 pm

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The City of Brampton has a vision to plant one million trees by 2040 and that dream took a step closer to fruition thanks to a $1.28 million investment from the federal government.

The money will help Brampton plant 8,000 trees this year, which also aligns with the Government of Canada’s plan to plant two billion trees over the next decade.

“The Government of Canada’s investment in Brampton’s urban forest will directly contribute to our sustainability and climate goals,” said Rowena Santos, regional councillor wards 1 and 5. “Much work is underway to ensure Brampton is a green city and these trees will make a difference in our community.”

The Government of Canada’s investment will contribute to Brampton’s urban tree canopy. The City will plant these trees in naturalization sites, along streets, as tableland trees in parks, within boulevards, and at community plantings.

Brampton’s tree planting program will remove an estimated 35,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas over 50 years.

“Planting trees across Canada, including right here in Brampton, will help us reach our 2030 climate targets and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050,” said Maninder Sidhu, MP for Brampton East and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development.

“The two billion trees initiative will provide the residents of Brampton with cleaner air and expanded forest canopy for greater shade, as well as creating green jobs. I am so thrilled about this investment, as it will have an impact on this generation as well as generations to come.”

Brampton City Council designated September as Brampton Tree Month.

This annual celebration will raise awareness of the importance of trees, celebrate city and community efforts and successes towards protecting and enhancing Brampton’s urban forest, build civic engagement, create healthy and climate resilient communities, foster environmental stewardship, and help achieve the City’s one million trees target.

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