Pick up a free tree to celebrate National Tree Day

To celebrate National Tree Day on September 22, the City of London is giving away 1,000 trees.

Residents can visit 555 Bathurst Street in London between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday to choose from 11 different types of native trees, while supplies last.

“We’re very excited to be celebrating National Tree Day in the Forest City. As a part of the City of London’s initiative to increase canopy cover on private property, we are giving away 1,000 trees,” says Jaclyn Ellah, Forestry Inspector at the City of London. “We have a variety of species available, including large shade trees and smaller trees too. Do your part on National Tree Day and plant a tree!”

Visitors are limited to two trees per vehicle, and the trees will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis. Signs will direct traffic into the parking lot at 555 Bathurst Street for tree pickup.

To ensure physical distancing and to help residents stay dry if it happens to be raining, visitors will be asked to stay inside their vehicles and let City staff load the tree(s) they select.

National Tree Day is an annual opportunity to celebrate and appreciate the many benefits of trees. Residents can learn more about how to best take care of their trees, including planting, watering, and maintenance, at london.ca/trees

List of available native trees (while supplies last):

Red Maple

Silver Maple

White Birch

Tulip Tree

Witch-Hazel

Sycamore

Basswood

White Spruce

White Pine

Seviceberry

Redbud

Last modified:Tuesday, September 21, 2021