Street Tree Planting Program!

The City of Hamilton’s Street Tree Planting program offers free trees to homeowners in Hamilton.

Trees are planted in the City-owned road allowance of your property. The measurement of the road allowance varies depending on the survey or neighbourhood you live in.

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

Here are the steps to take to submit a request for a new tree for your property:

  1. Review the program guidelines.
  2. Submit a request for a free tree by calling 905-546-2489 or completing a request form.
    • A Forestry Investigator will do a site visit to assess the property and tree selection.
  3. Keep your tree healthy by watering it daily.

Tree selection - We offer approximately 40 choices of native and some non-native trees which provide diversity to our streets and ensure that we plant trees suitable for the location. Planting a variety of trees reduces the loss of tree canopy due to disease and insect damage and increases the sustainability of our Urban Forest.

To learn more about the program, please click here.