Residential Tree Planting and Care

watering a tree

RESIDENTIAL TREE PROGRAM

Trees on private property provide many benefits to residents, including reducing energy bills through shading from sun and protection from cool winds, reducing air and noise pollution, improving property value, and being aesthetically pleasing. 

The planting and care of trees on residential properties is also an important part of maintaining and improving Brampton's urban forest​. The One Million Trees Program identifies residential trees planting and care as an important consideration to achieving the goal of planting one million trees by 2040. 

The Residential Tree Program will provide resources, opportunities and initiatives that help and encourage residents to plant and care for trees on their properties.

This year, in celebration of the first Brampton Tree Month, Brampton residents can register to receive a free tree to plant on their property. 


Residential Tree Giveaway

Registration opens September 10th, 2021
Tree pick-up is  September 25th and 26th, 2021
Quantities are limited.

Registration Details:
  • Residents must register to participate.
  • Registration will open September 10th at 9am. (Registration is now open. See button following tree selection information)​
  • Must be a Brampton resident to register. 
  • Trees are restricted to one per household and can be planted on private property only (front or back yards). 
  • ID and proof of address will be requested at pickup. 
  • During registration, resident will be asked to select a time slot to pick up tree. 
  • Residents agree to put their tree on the One Million Tree Tracker Tool.​
  • Quantities are limited for each species and will be available only until they run out.​

Pick-up Details: 
  • Trees will be available for pickup in-person on September 25th and September 26th. 
  • Tree pick up location is at the Williams Parkway Operations Centre - 1975 Williams Parkway, Brampton, Ontario​
  • Residents must pick up tree on time during the selected 15 minute time slot.

Contact: bramptongreencity@brampton.ca 

Tree Selection:
​Residents can select from four species (Red Maple, Red Oak, Bur Oak, and White Spruce). See details of each tree species below.
Quantities are limited for each species and will be available only until they run out.
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Red Maple (Acer rubrum) (SOLD OUT)

Prefers moist, well drained soil
Can grow in shade to full sun
Reaches 30 to 35 metres
Leaves turn red in fall
See here for more information on Red Maples




Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Tolerates a variety of moisture levels and soils
Prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade
Reaches heights of 20 to 30 metres
Leaves can turn yellow, orange, orange brown, red or red​dish brown in fall
See here for more information on Red Oaks




Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Tolerates a variety of moisture levels and soils
Can grow in full sun to partial shade
Reaches 15 to 20 metres
Leaves turn golden to yellow brown in fall 
See here for more information on Bur Oaks




White Spruce (Picea glauca)

Tolerates a variety of moisture levels and soils
Can grow in shade to full sun
Reaches 25 metres
Evergreen tree, needles stay green through winter
See here​ for more information on White Spruces
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TREE PLANTING Guide

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Provided below are some tips on planting a tree. Check out our tree brochure​ for more information.​
 
 
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Tree Care Tips

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Provided below are some tree care tips. Check out our tree brochure​ for more information.
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