City of Kingston’s Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program returns for summer sale

Sample of trees available for purchase as part of the 2024 Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program. Photo via the City of Kingston.

The summer round of the City of Kingston’s Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program (NTPP) has begun. The annual program makes discounted trees available for residents to enhance their property and help grow Kingston’s tree canopy. 

“Purchasing and planting a tree has many benefits for individual property owners and Kingston as a whole,” said Troy Stubinski, Public Works Operations Manager for the City.

“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 wellbeing for all.”

Image via the City of Kingston website.

According to a release from the City, eleven different species of trees are available for purchase between July 2 and August 2, 2024:

  • Autumn Blaze Maple
  • Canadian Serviceberry
  • Colorado Blue Spruce
  • Cortland Apple tree
  • Eastern Redbud
  • Eastern White Pine
  • McIntosh Apple
  • Northern Red Oak
  • Paper Birch
  • Sugar Maple
  • White Spruce

The City said that trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Property owners within the City can purchase up to three trees per property at $20 each (HST included). Tree pickup will take place on Sept. 13 and 14, 2024.

Property owners who have previously purchased trees, including during the spring sale earlier this year, may purchase trees at this sale, the City noted.

Orders can be placed online, by phone or in-person at select City locations. Visit CityofKingston.ca/NeighbourhoodTrees for complete details. 

Want to know more about forestry in Kingston? Listen to the forestry episode of Tell Me More, the City’s podcast, to “find out about how we’re working to expand Kingston’s tree canopy,” the City stated.

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