What better way to green your street, than to put a tree on your property? Trees provide great shade in the summer and reduce winds in the winter, filter air pollution, generate oxygen, provide great habitation for birds, improve property values, and, of course, are beautiful. Our neighbourhood is in need of some trees, and as we know, they take a while to mature. The sooner they get in the ground, the better.
For home owners in the ‘hood, check out the City of Toronto’s free front lawn tree program. Send in a form from the website requesting a tree (you can even request which species you would like); plantings are in both the spring and fall.
For information about a subsidized backyard tree planting program, contact LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests).