The City of Toronto owns a portion of land between roadways and private property, known as the public road allowance. Urban Forestry plants and maintains trees on this land to help grow Toronto's urban forest and to reach the City's goal of increasing the tree canopy to 40 per cent.
A property owner can submit a tree planting request for the City-owned road allowance in front of their home or business.
Submit a tree planting request online or by phone:
By phone: call 311
The City's Urban Forestry staff will then visit the site to confirm the right tree species and determine the ideal planting location. The actual planting will take place during the next planting season (typically spring or fall).
Species available for planting on the City's road allowance are listed in the Street Tree Planting Brochure.
More information about the species listed in the brochure is available in the following tree pages.