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Trees for Your House!!!

Trees help fight climate change, clean our air and even increase property values.   The City of Toronto appreciates the importance of all this and has a strong urban forestry program.

To request a free front yard tree from the city, complete and return this form.  If you have concerns about tree roots on plumbing, or other questions about trees, please see this page for more information.

LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) offers a subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program to help you get the right tree in the right place. For approximately $150 to $220 per tree you will get a site consultation in your yard with an arborist, a five to eight foot tall tree (or two to four feet tall for evergreen trees) and full planting service. Native shrubs and garden kits are also available. The program is available to homeowners, multi-units and businesses across Toronto. Contact LEAF at 416-413-9244 or on the web at  See more about LEAF below.

You can find visit the City’s website for more information.

Trees are beautiful and they also have many other benefits including:


  • cooling our homes in summer saving us money on electricity for air conditioning.
  • cooling our streets and protecting us from sun’s burning rays
  • protect soils from erosion
  • protect us from winds in winter


Of course, they also help out air quality by:

  • trapping dust,
  • absorb harmful gases and other pollution
  • generating oxygen

Toronto is a city of trees. More than four million trees dominate our ravines, line our boulevards and beautify our parks. Six million more trees are located on private property.

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100 Queen Street West,
Suite C45, Second Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Phone: 416-392-4032
Fax: 416-392-4123