UPDATE:Environment Hamilton says all 500 trees have been accounted for.
WOW – Hamiltonians love trees!! Our Free Tree Giveaway is already SOLD OUT – 500 trees heading to new homes this fall! Stay tuned – we’ll keep you posted about any other opportunities to access trees for planting this fall. https://t.co/7bX9MSPzLj
— Environment Hamilton (@EnvHamilton) August 14, 2020
Environment Hamilton and the Hamilton Naturalist Club are giving 500 trees to residents of urban Hamilton.
The program, called Trees Please, was created in the hopes of improving Hamilton’s overall air quality and adding shade throughout the city for the summer months.
Hamilton residents are able to claim a tree of their own on a first come, first serve basis through an online form.
The tree will then be available for pickup from three different locations in October.
Trees available include Red Oak, Hackberry, Red Maple, Eastern Red Cedar, Smooth Serviceberry, Nannyberry, Northern Bush Honeysuckle, and Chokecherry.
Registration for the program is open until Sept. 21.
This project was one of 20 funded across North America through the Arbor Day Foundation/ TD Bank Green Space Grant.