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The City of London plants approximately 5,000 trees each year. Trees help mitigate the effects of climate change. They provide shade and lower temperatures reducing energy costs at homes and making streets more walkable. Trees also help absorb heavy rainfall and reduce stormwater flows.
You can request a tree to be planted in the boulevard in front of your residence. Staff 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’s policies and standards.
In some cases, trees need to be removed by the City before a construction project, after a storm, or when the tree is in poor health. The City tries to replace all trees that have been removed, and will assess if a tree can be replanted.
Trees on boulevards in front of your home and businesses are often taken care of by City staff. During hot and dry weather, trees can use a bit of extra water from residents when possible. This will be especially helpful for newly planted trees.
You can help keep trees hydrated: