Tree Planting

Street Tree Planting

A small tree growing on a front lawnThe 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 visit the site to confirm the right tree species and determine the ideal planting location. The actual planting will take place during the next available planting season (planting in spring or fall).

Tree Species

A street lined with trees on both sidesSpecies 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.

Benefits of Trees

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