Kingston’s Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program is back for yet another season, offering discounted trees to residents to help grow the city’s tree canopy.
This year, the program offers ten different species of trees available for purchase between March 1 – 31, with a second sale of trees set to launch on June 30 and close on July 31. Property owners within the City can purchase up to two trees per property at a cost of $20, which includes the HST.
Troy Stubinski, the Public Works Operations Manager, encourages residents to take part in the program, stating that purchasing a tree is an excellent way to improve property and help grow the tree canopy in Kingston. He also highlighted the many benefits of trees, saying, “Trees provide shade, store greenhouse gases, give off oxygen, help remove pollutants from groundwater, and help prevent soil erosion. They do many important jobs, and all while beautifying our community and promoting well-being.”
The trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last, and orders can be placed online, by phone, or in-person at select City locations. Residents can visit the City of Kingston’s website for complete details on how to purchase a tree and participate in the program.
The Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program has been an essential initiative in the City of Kingston since its launch. It aims to promote the planting of trees in neighbourhoods, parks, and open spaces, creating a healthier environment and enhancing the city’s beauty. The program also provides a unique opportunity for residents to be part of the solution in addressing climate change and contribute to the well-being of their community.
The program has been well-received by residents in previous years, with many taking advantage of the opportunity to purchase discounted trees. The City of Kingston hopes that the program’s continuation will encourage even more residents to participate in the initiative and contribute to the growth of the city’s tree canopy.
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