BRAMPTON, ON (September 1, 2023) – Join the City of Brampton for Tree Month, sponsored by CN, and celebrate our green city and its beautiful trees! The City and its partners will host a variety of programs and events throughout the month of September to celebrate Tree Month and encourage residents to join in the fun.
Tree Planting and Giveaway
The City will be giving away 500 trees to Brampton residents. Residents can come out to one of the locations below to receive a free tree and help Brampton plant more trees this month and get closer to the goal of 1 million trees by 2040!
- Scout and Community Tree Planting at Gore Meadows | 10am – 12pm
- Tree Giveaway Gore Meadows Rec Centre parking lot | 10am – 12pm
- Earnscliffe Rec Centre parking lot | 1- 3pm
- Jim Archdecken Rec Centre parking lot | 10am – 12 pm
- Chris Gibson Rec Centre parking lot | 1- 3pm
Tree Month Events
September 10 – Tree Bike Tour with Bike Brampton
Residents are encouraged to participate in the City’s first-ever Tree Month photography contest. Explore Brampton’s beautiful trails and capture a tree photo for your chance to win a copy of the Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohllaben.
Need some inspiration? Here’s some ideas to look for while exploring:
- A close up of a tree leaf
- A favourite tree
- A tree in your yard or in a park
- A woodlot
- A special tree that has a story behind it
Submit your photos online at www.brampton.ca/treemonth. Don’t forget to share your pictures on social media using #BramptonTrees for a chance to be featured on our channels @CityBrampton and website at www.brampton.ca/trees!
Learn all about trees and participate in Tree Month by using these handy tree resources:
- Brampton Trees
- Tree Care Tips from the City of Brampton
- Interactive Tree Tracking Tool
- One Million Trees Program
- Tree Canada
Brampton tree facts
Brampton currently has over approximately 3.6 million trees, and is currently undergoing an Urban Canopy Assessment study in collaboration with the Region of Peel and various Conservation Authorities.
The City and its partners – including conservation authorities, the Region of Peel, school boards and the development industry – have planted, up to 40,000 trees each year in Brampton.
Over a quarter million trees have been planted in Brampton since 2014.
One Million Trees Program
In February 2020, Brampton Council approved the Brampton One Million Trees Program – a framework for the City and its partners to increase tree planting initiatives and realize the target of one million trees by 2040.
Everyone has an important role to play in helping Brampton achieve its one million new tree goal, whether it’s the City planting on its own properties, or residents, businesses or City partners participating in tree planting events, spreading the word about the importance of planting trees and the Brampton One Million Tree program, and/or donating resources to support tree planting across the city.
“Tree Month is a great time for us to focus on nurturing our green city! I am encouraging all residents to get involved this month and help us plant trees throughout our community. Trees provide so many benefits, including cleaner air, reducing the effects of climate change, and beautifying our community. Be sure to come out and celebrate Tree Month with us and pick up your free tree on one of the tree giveaway days!”
Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
About the City of Brampton
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