Kingston’s Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program returns for 2024

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

The City of Kingston is once again offering homeowners the chance to improve their curb appeal and add to the city’s canopy by purchasing trees to plant on their property.

“Have you been pining for a greener property? Branch out now with the City’s Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program,” the City offered in a media release, dated Friday, Mar. 1, 2024.

The Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program is an annual program that 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,” says 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 the release, 11 different species of trees are available for purchase between March 1 and April 1, 2024:

  • Autumn Blaze Maple
  • Colorado Blue Spruce
  • RedBud
  • Cortland Apple tree
  • Macintosh Apple tree
  • Red Oak
  • Serviceberry
  • Sugar Maple
  • White Birch
  • White Pine
  • White Spruce

Trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Property owners within the City can purchase up to three trees per property for $20 each (HST included).

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

Those who wish to know more about forestry in Kingston are invited to 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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