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City of Brampton secures $1.2M investment from Government of Canada to plant 8,000 trees this year


BRAMPTON, ON (August 4, 2021) – Today, Mayor Patrick Brown; Brampton City Councillors; and Maninder Sidhu, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development and Member of Parliament for Brampton East, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $1,280,000 investment to see approximately 8,000 trees planted in Brampton this year.

This is in support of the Government of Canada’s plan to plant two billion trees over 10 years, and the City of Brampton’s vision to plant One Million Trees by 2040.

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 (GHG) over 50 years.

As a Green City, Brampton is committed to enhancing its urban forest as part of its sustainability and climate efforts. Planting One Million Trees by 2040 is a part of Brampton’s Grow Green Environmental Master Plan (EMP), Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP), and the Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan (CEERP).

Brampton City Council has 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. Details will soon be available at


• Planting Trees in Brampton as Part of Two Billion Trees


“Brampton is a Green City and we are committed to protecting our trees, plants and green spaces. Our urban forest is an integral part of our community, and I welcome this funding to help achieve our goal of planting One Million Trees in Brampton by 2040, and support the Government of Canada’s plan to plant two billion trees over 10 years.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The Government of Canada’s investment in Brampton’s urban forest will directly contribute to our sustainability and climate goals. Much work is underway to ensure Brampton is a Green City, and these trees will make a difference in our community.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton

“City staff are dedicated to bringing investment to Brampton. We welcome the Government of Canada’s important investment in our city. Together with our stakeholders, we are committed to building a greener future.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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

“Planting two billion trees is more than a plan for climate action. It’s a plan for creating thousands of good, green jobs. We’re rolling out tree-planting projects right across the country. Planting trees gets us to net-zero.”
- The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources

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Christine Sharma
Senior Advisor, Media Relations
City of Brampton
647.242.4319 |  

Ian Cameron
Senior Communications Advisor
Office of the Minister of Natural Resources
613-447-3488 |     

Media Relations
Natural Resources Canada
343-292-6100 |