Request a tree

Property owners can ask the City to plant a tree on the City-owned property in front of your home or business at no charge. Following your request, Forestry staff will visit the property to decide if it is a suitable planting site and confirm the most appropriate tree species. Species most often available for planting are listed below.

When deciding planting location and species, we consider tree height and width, growing space requirements, soil and moisture and proximity to overhead utilities, driveways, sidewalks or buildings. Tree siting and planting guidelines are set out in documents below.

Planning for tree planting takes place about a year in advance, so it can take up to 18 months to plant your requested tree.
Request a tree

Available trees

Common name Native to Ontario Size Urban Tolerance Fall colours
Basswood Yes Large Moderate No
Coffeetree, Kentucky Yes Large High Yes
Ginkgo, Autumn Gold No Medium High Yes
Ginkgo, Maidenhair No Large High Yes
Ginkgo, Princeton Sentry No Medium High Yes
Hackberry, Common Yes Medium High Yes
Honey Locust, Skyline No Medium High Yes
Ironwood Yes Medium Moderate Yes
Lilac, Ivory No Small Moderate No
Linden, Corinthian No Medium High Yes
Linden, Greenspire No Medium High Yes
Maple, Autumn Blaze No Large Moderate Yes
Maple, Black Yes Large Moderate Yes
Maple, Endowment No Large Moderate Yes
Maple, Freeman’s No Large Moderate Yes
Maple, Green Column No Large High Yes
Maple, Legacy No Large Moderate Yes
Maple, Red Yes Large Low Yes
Maple, Sugar Yes Large Low Yes
Oak, Bur Yes Large High Yes
Oak, Red Yes Large High Yes
Oak, White Yes Large High Yes
Planetree, Bloodgood No Large High No
Planetree, Exclamation No Large High No
Redbud, Eastern Yes Medium Moderate No
Serviceberry, Allegheny Yes Small Moderate Yes
Serviceberry, Downey Yes Small Moderate Yes
Tree, Tulip No Large Low Yes