Get a free tree and win prizes with Tree Month giveaway and photo contest in Brampton

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Published September 5, 2023 at 12:17 pm

The City of Brampton is giving away hundreds of trees to help the Flower City go a little more green this month and residents are invited to get in on the fun with a photo contest.

September is Tree Month in Brampton, and the city is marking the occasion with its annual giveaway of some 500 free trees.

The city made a pledge in 2020 to plant 1 million new trees and the Tree Month giveaway offers a chance for residents to get involved and help beautify Brampton.

“Trees provide so many benefits, including cleaner air, reducing the effects of climate change, and beautifying our community,” said Mayor Patrick Brown in a release.

Quantities are limited and trees are restricted to one per household and can be planted on private property only, like in front or back yards. Residents must register to participate with trees available for in-person pickup on the weekend of Sept. 23.

Scouts Canada and the city will also be planting native trees and shrubs to restore wildlife habitat at Gore Meadows, and the Parks and Forestry and Bike Brampton will be running the free “Tour the Trees Bike Tour” on Sept. 10.

There’s also a Tree Month photography contest, encouraging residents to explore Brampton’s trails and capture a tree photo for a chance to win a copy of the “Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohllaben.

For more information or to sign up for the City of Brampton’s Tree Month events and giveaways visit www.Brampton.ca.

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