Tree planting and watering

Tree planting

Did you know you can request a tree for the City boulevard in front of your residence? Staff will evaluate each request and decisions are made based on overhead and underground constraints, such as sightlines, overhead utilities and existing trees.  Trees are planted in the spring and fall each year. City staff decide the type of tree planted in accordance with City policies and standards.

To initiate a request, please use the button below.

The City of London tries to replace all trees that have been removed due to construction, storms, or poor health. Each site is assessed to determine if there is room to replant. Homeowners are notified in advance by mail.

Tree watering

Your trees, lawns and garden need about 2.5 cm (1 inch) of water per week. For newly planted trees, watering a 1 square metre area with 2.5 cm of water is equal to a 5-gallon bucket of water.  Apply the water slowly around the tree or make a small hole in the bottom of the bucket to allow the water to drain over time. 

Water your trees, gardens or lawn early in the morning or in the evening to reduce evaporation.

Use a rain gauge to measure water levels. A margarine container on your lawn marked on the inside can help you measure the weekly rainfall.

Using a timer and sprinkler can also help you measure your watering. 

Proper mulching around your trees will help reduce the need for supplemental watering, as well as helping protect the trees from damage from lawn maintenance activities. 

For information on how to properly add or maintain the mulch around your trees, visit

Last modified:Thursday, September 23, 2021