Property, Gardens & Trees

Free Tree Giveaway

Tree giveawayThe City of Hamilton is giving away Free Private Trees to Hamilton Residents. Plant a private tree on your property to improve air quality, fight climate change and increase property value. Trees must be planted on private property, preferably at the side or back of your home.

Pick-up Dates

  • Saturday October 2, 2021 - 9 am to 3pm
  • Saturday October 16, 2021 - 9 am to 3pm

Pick-up Locations

Giveaway Details

  • While quantities last!
  • Drive-thru contactless pickup
  • A variety of native tree species will be available, approximately 1 meter tall.
  • 1 tree per address. Supplies are limited.
  • Homeowner is responsible to plant, water and maintain private tree.
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Serviceberry

Amelanchier Canadensis

Serviceberry

Plant Info

  • Small deciduous tree native to Ontario
  • Blooms in spring with white flowers
  • Fruit is a red/purple edible berry in June; similar to blueberries
  • Small green oval shaped leaves; yellow, orange and red fall colours
  • Rounded shape; single or multi stem tree
  • 5-6 metre height / 3-4 metre spread
  • Plant in full sun to full shade
  • Tolerates many types of soil, including wet soils

Where to Plant

  • Small specimen tree in a lawn or garden bed
  • Naturalized planting to attract birds, bees and butterflies
  • Areas where space is limited
  • Plant at least 3 meters from a building or other tree

Tulip Tree

Liriodendron Tulipifera

Tulip Tree

Plant Info

  • Large deciduous tree native to Ontario
  • Blooms in late spring with large tulip
  • shaped yellow flowers
  • Large green four-lobed leaves; yellow fall
  • colour
  • Oval shape; single stem tree
  • 20 - 25 metre height / 10 - 15 metre spread
  • Fast growth rate

Where to Plant

  • Plant in full sun
  • Plant in well drained soils
  • Large specimen tree great for providing shade
  • Needs a large growing space
  • Don’t plant under hydro wires
  • Plant at least 6 meters from a building or other tree

Pagoda Dogwood

Cornus Alternifolia

Pagoda Dofwood

Plant Info

  • Small deciduous tree native to Ontario
  • Blooms in mid spring with cream coloured flowers on the ends of branches
  • Fruit is a small blue coloured berry, inedible
  • Pointed leaves, widest at mid-section; red fall colour
  • Broad, round shape
  • 3-5 metre height / 4-7 metre spread
  • Plant in full sun to full shade
  • Prefers acidic, well-drained soils

Where to Plant

  • Recommended as accent trees or for planting in gardens
  • Naturalized planting to attract birds
  • Areas where space is limited
  • Plant at least 3 meters from a building or other tree

Eastern White Pine

Pinus Strobus

Eastern White Pine

Plant Info

  • Large Evergreen tree native to Ontario
  • Dark green needles with a soft texture
  • Dense pyramidal shape; single stem tree
  • 18-20 metre height / 8-10 metre spread

Where to Plant

  • Plant in partial shade to full sun
  • Plant in well drained soils; doesn’t do well in wet soil
  • Large specimen tree for specimen planting
  • Needs a large growing space
  • Don’t plant under hydro wires
  • Plant at least 6 meters from a building or other tree