Forestry Education

Forestry School Presentations

The City's forestry education program offers free informative and interactive school or community event presentations. Meet our Municipal Arborists and learn the role they plan in maintaining and increasing the City of Hamilton's Urban Forest.

Apply online for a School or Community Event Presentation

Staff will confirm availability once aplication is received.

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School Presentations

School presentations are designed to match the Grade 3 curriculum and therefore are only offered to Grade 3 classes. Register your class of up to 30 students. Trained Arborists will come to your school to talk about:

  • what is an Arborist
  • parts of a tree
  • how to take care of trees
  • why trees are important
  • Street Tree Planting Program

This free presentation is interactive and engages the students with the use of visual material and educational handouts. The City of Hamilton will also donate a tree to your school. Forestry staff will work with your school to determine the type of tree and where to plant it.

Forestry employees giving educational presentation

Forestry presentations (9 am morning sessions and 12:30 pm afternoon sessions) are available the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from October to May. Presentations last between 60 to 90 minutes. Book early!

Community Event

Have a trained Arborist attend your event to answer questions about the following topics:

  • Street Tree Planting Program
  • mulching techniques
  • tree care
  • Arborist tools and safety equipment

Attendance of Eco Fairs depends on staff availability.