Residential Tree Planting and Care

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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.

See videos and tips on tree care and planting on your property below.​​​​​​​​​​​

​​Brampton Residential Tree Giveaway!

Stay tuned for information regarding our Spring Tree Giveaway in April!

Contact: bramptongreencity@brampton.ca

Tree Selection:
Residents can select from four tree species (Red Maple, Red Oak, Bur Oak, and White Spruce) and two shrubs species (Nannyberry and Serviceberry). See details of each tree species below.

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Trees


Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

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



 
Ironwwod (
Ostrya virginiana)

Prefers well-drained soils
Can grow in full sun to shade
Reaches 6 to 17 metres
Leaves turn yellow  to orange in fall 
See here for more information on Ironwoods




Blue Beech (
Carpinus caroliniana)

Prefers moist soils
Can grow in full sun and full shade
Reaches 8 metres
Leaves turn yellow to orange in Fall
See here​ for more information on Blue Beech
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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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Shrubs



Serviceberry (
Amelanchier canadensis)

Tolerates a variety of moisture levels and soils except water-logged soils
Can grow in full sun to partial shade
Reaches 6-8 metres
Leaves turn bright orange in the fall
See here​ for more information on Serviceberries



Nannyberry (
Viburnun lentago)

Tolerates a variety of moisture levels and soils except water-logged soils
Can grow in full sun to partial shade
Reaches 6 metres
Leaves turn red in the fall
See here​ for more information on Serviceberries





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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