Spring Tree Giveaway- April 2024

The City of Burlington is offering free trees to residents of Burlington to pick up and plant on private property. The tree giveaway will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Roads, Parks and Forestry Operation Centre Parking Lot at 897 Cumberland Ave., Burlington.

Property owners can submit their request for a tree through the completion of the online form beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9 until it closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, or while supplies last.

Please visit eventbrite for more information and to register.

There is a limit of one tree per property. There are a limited number of species and trees available – make sure that you are familiar with the requirements of each species available and that it is the right, long-term fit for the location you have in mind.

Each Species has an associated pick-up window as follows:

  • Pick up 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
  • Pick up 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. White Pine (Pinus strobus)
  • Pick up 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Red Elm (Ulmus rubra)
  • Pick up 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
  • Pick up 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

The trees will be in 3-gallon pots with a height range of 40 – 200 cm. A City staff member will place the tree into your vehicle.

For more information about these species and other native trees, you can consult Ontario’s Tree Atlas www.ontario.ca/page/tree-atlas/ontario-southwest(External link) (Southwest region)

For further information about the tree giveaway, please visit the Eventbrite page: Eventbrite page

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