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Kingston launches tree planting program

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The City of Kingston is going to be a little bit greener and is asking for your help to make it happen. 

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

“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 of Public Works for the City of Kingston. “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.”

The city is selling two types of trees, Coniferous trees for $10 and Deciduous trees are $17. The trees will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last this September.

Orders can be placed online at CityofKingston.ca/NeighbourhoodTrees until Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2021.

Ordered trees will be available for pick-up at 2709 Creekford Road in September.

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  • April 7, 2021 at 8:36 am
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    In the face of massive clearcutting for years in the Kingston West area of Cataraqui North a tree program should be considered a requirement by the city ,….. built into a developers costs.
    For both residential and industrial lands.

    One large tree provides oxygen for 4 people. Trees will absorb 48 lbs. of carbon dioxide a year . By the time a tree reaches 40 years of age they potentially can absorb 1 ton of carbon dioxide.

    They are much more valuable than a landscape feature.

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