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The Leslieville-Riverdale Tree Project

Our local tree canopy needs your help and so does our air!
The Leslieville-Riverdale Tree Project supports neighbours to green our streets. Free front yard trees are available from the City. Navigate the red tape and get more green in our neighbourhood!



Select your first and second choice of tree species. Review the list of recommended trees for Riverdale / Leslieville.



Download, print and complete the simple application form. Once the form is complete, send it in or drop it off.


Get Ready

Wait for your tree to arrive. In the late fall or spring Urban Forestry will plant your new tree for you. Keep it watered for the first two years until it is well-established. Your new tree will do the rest!


Why Plant a Tree

Tree benefits include:

  • Trees cool houses in summer which reduces hydro costs for air conditioning.
  • Trees filter air pollution, trap dust, and generate oxygen.
  • Trees beautify our streets
  • Trees increase property values
  • Trees provide habitat (food and shelter) for native pollinators, birds and mammals
  • Tree Benefits Calculator