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Celebrate Brampton Tree Month this September!


BRAMPTON, ON (August 27, 2021) – Join the City of Brampton this September for our first designated Tree Month to celebrate Brampton’s trees! The City and its partners will host events and initiatives, including an exciting tree giveaway, as part of this important month. Brampton Tree Month is sponsored by CN.

Residential Tree Giveaway (opens September 10, 2021)
Registration for our Residential Tree Giveaway for Brampton residents will open on September 10! The City will distribute 2,400 trees in a variety of species (Red Maple, Red Oak, Bur Oak, and White Spruce) to registrants. Trees are limited to one per household and can be planted on private property only (front or back yards). Residents must register to participate. Trees will be available for pickup in-person the weekend of September 25. Learn more at www.brampton.ca/trees.  

Connect with us on social media
Snap photos of your favourite tree or trees in Brampton and share them on social media using #BramptonTrees for a chance to be featured on our channels @CityBrampton and website at www.brampton.ca/trees.  

Natural Heritage Systems Survey
Let us know what you think of Brampton’s woodlands, wetlands, valleylands, meadows, other natural spaces, and where you go to enjoy nature in Brampton for a chance to win a prize.
Fill out the Natural Heritage System Survey.

Tree-sources
Learn all about trees and participate in Tree Month by using these handy tree resources – or tree-sources!
• Brampton Trees
• Tree Care Tips from the City of Brampton
• Interactive Tree Tracking Tool
• One Million Trees Program
• Tree Canada
• National Forest Week: September 19 to 25, 2021

Brampton tree facts
• Brampton currently has approximately 3.6 million trees, which accounts for 18 per cent of total land cover.
• Over the last five years, the City and its partners – including conservation authorities, the Region of Peel, school boards and the development industry – have planted, on average, 43,000 trees each year in Brampton.
• Over a quarter million trees have been planted in Brampton since 2014.

Quotes

“Brampton City Council has proclaimed September as Brampton Tree Month! Brampton is a Green City, and we are actively working to protect our city’s urban forest and plant One Million Trees by 2040. Trees provide numerous benefits to all, including cleaner air, reducing the effects of climate change, increasing property values, and beautifying our community.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Happy Tree Month, Brampton! As part of this impactful month, I encourage everyone to take a walk and get to know Brampton’s Natural Heritage System, plant a tree and track it in our Tree Tracking Tool, learn more about sustainable forest management, and explore www.brampton.ca/trees.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton

“Brampton Tree Month is an opportunity for everyone to recognize and learn about the importance of trees in our city. Participate in the Residential Tree Giveaway, post photos using #BramptonTrees, and explore our resources and initiatives.”
- Charmaine Williams, City Councillor, Wards 7 & 8; Vice-Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton

“City staff are dedicated to planting, maintaining, and protecting Brampton’s beautiful tree canopy. Brampton Tree Month supports our Grow Green Environmental Master Plan, Urban Forest Management Plan, and Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Program.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
 
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MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
City of Brampton
647.242.4319 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca