IMPORTANT NOTICE !
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION - PLANTING OF ASH TREES
Please note that Urban Forestry Services is currently NOT accepting requests for the planting of any type of Ash tree due to the threat of invasion by an insect pest known as the ‘Emerald Ash Borer’ (EAB).
This pest has been detected in the City of Toronto. A number of infested trees that are located in the vicinity of Sheppard Avenue East and Highway 404 in North York have been identified. The larvae of the EAB tunnel into the outer stem of Ash trees and feed underneath the bark. The trees ultimately die as a result of the attack.
For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer, click here
Get a Free Tree !
Urban Forestry Services plants trees on City owned street allowances fronting residential properties for free. Periodically, Urban Forestry Services will canvass neighbourhoods for tree planting opportunities.
To order your free tree click here to download our residential street tree planting brochure or call 311
Interested in a tree for your backyard?
Contact LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) which is a local non-profit group dedicated to improving Toronto's urban forest. They offer Toronto residents subsidized backyard tree planting.
The service includes on-site advice on appropriate species and planting location, a 1.2 to 1.8m tall native tree, and the planting service. Native shrubs are also available.
Contact LEAF at 416-413-9244 or on the web at http://www.yourleaf.org/