Brampton Celebrating Tree Month!

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BRAMPTON: Join the City of Brampton this September for our first designated Tree Month to celebrate Brampton’s trees!

The City and its partners will host events and initiatives, including an exciting tree giveaway, as part of this month. Brampton Tree Month is sponsored by CN. Residential Tree Giveaway (opens September 10, 2021) Registration for our Residential Tree Giveaway for Brampton residents will open on September 10!

The City will distribute 2,400 trees in a variety of species (Red Maple, Red Oak, Bur Oak, and White Spruce) to registrants.

Trees are limited to one per household and can be planted on private property only (front or back yards). Residents must register to participate. Trees will be available for pickup in-person the weekend of September 25. Learn more at www.brampton.ca/trees.  

Connect on social media Snap photos of your favourite tree or trees in Brampton and share them on social media using #BramptonTrees for a chance to be featured on our channels @CityBrampton and website at www.brampton.ca/trees.  

Natural Heritage Survey Let us know what you think of Brampton’s woodlands, wetlands, valleylands, meadows, other natural spaces, and where you go to enjoy nature in Brampton for a chance to win a prize.

Fill out the Natural Heritage System Survey at: https:// survey123.arcgis.com/share/ d446d1bc7a8e43ecae223fc69c2a5fb7

• Brampton currently has approximately 3.6 million trees, which accounts for 18 per cent of total land cover.

• Over the last five years, the City and its partners – including conservation authorities, the Region of Peel, school boards and the development industry – have planted, on average, 43,000 trees each year in Brampton.

• Over a quarter million trees have been planted in Brampton since 2014. Mayor Patrick Brown said:“Brampton City Council has proclaimed September as Brampton Tree Month! Brampton is a Green City, and we are actively working to protect our city’s urban forest and plant One Million Trees by 2040. Trees provide numerous benefits to all, including cleaner air, reducing the effects of climate change, increasing property values, and beautifying our community.”

Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton, added: “Happy Tree Month, Brampton! As part of this impactful month, I encourage everyone to take a walk and get to know Brampton’s Natural Heritage System, plant a tree and track it in our Tree Tracking Tool, learn more about sustainable forest management, and explore www.brampton.ca/trees”.

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