Residents Offered Trees at a Discount to Help Grow Kingston’s Tree Canopy

Published on: 2021/04/07 - in News

The City of Kingston has launched the Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program to encourage residents to plant trees on their properties to help grow Kingston’s tree canopy.

Up to two trees per property can be purchased by property owners with 10 different varieties to choose from. Coniferous trees are $10 and deciduous trees are $17, including HST. Trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

“We’re offering trees to property owners at discounted prices as part of our plan to double Kingston’s tree canopy by 2025,” said Troy Stubinski, Operations Manager, Public Works. “Trees provide shade, help property owners save on cooling costs, remove pollutants from groundwater and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, they’ll make our neighbourhoods more beautiful.”

Select trees online at the City’s Neighbourhood Trees page and then pick up your order in September at 2709 Creekford Road.

Deciduous trees will be about 4 m tall and 0.5 m wide and weigh 9-18 kg (20-40 lbs), and Coniferous trees will be about 1 m tall and 0.5 m and weigh 18 kg (40 lbs).

Interested community members should review the tree planting guidelines ahead of ordering to ensure you have a good spot on your property to grow your tree. A brochure with the guidelines and program details is also available online.

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