Oshawa renewing LEAF residential tree-planting project

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Published September 16, 2021 at 4:08 pm

The City of Oshawa is joining their neighbours in Whitby and other Durham communities by putting down some roots and renewing their support for the LEAF Backyard Tree Planting Program.

The 2020/21 pilot project was a success and residential, multi-unit, or commercial property owners in Oshawa and other participating municipalities in Durham are encouraged to restore and improve properties by planting native trees and shrubs.

LEAF is committed to protecting and improving urban forests through planting, education, and stewardship. They help property owners choose and plant the right trees, while offering valuable resources to ensure proper long-term care of their trees.

Through the full-service program, property owners receive a consultation with a certified arborist, a 1.5- to 2.4-metre-tall tree and full planting service, for a subsidized price of $150 to $220 per tree. Arborist consultations will take place with modified procedures, to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines.

To learn more about the Backyard Tree Planting Program, visit the City of Oshawa’s website or contact LEAF at 416-413-9244.

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