Tree Planting Program

Trees contribute to the improvement of the microclimate and air quality, to the reduction of dust, carbon dioxide and urban pollution. The tree planting program favours the planting of trees in p arks, public grounds and roadsides.

As part of its annual plantation program, Beaconsfield offers to its residents the opportunity to request and obtain a tree free of charge, planted fronting their property, on the portion of land belonging to the City. As quantities are limited, we suggest registering your requests for plantation as soon as possible, by calling the Environment Inspector at Public Works at 514 428-4500 or by email at arbres_trees@beaconsfield.ca.

Except for certain proscribed species, the City of Beaconsfield is flexible in the choice of the plantations. A consultation with a city Environment Inspector will help you to make a wise choice for a tree adapted to your residential environment. Planting the good tree at the good place is essential to ensure its good development.

A catalogue with different available tree species is accessible on demand.

You want to plant a tree on City property?

Why do I need approval?

Approval is necessary to ensure that trees planted on City property are the right species in the right location and spaced appropriately apart for future maintenance.

Approval is also required to ensure that the planting location is free of underground utilities and is not in an area designated for future municipal development, i.e. utility installation, road widening, etc.

For approval, call for an appointment with the environment inspector

Recipe for Success

  • Tree Planting ProgramTrees survive best if planted in early spring or late fall.
  • Planting instructions and spacing regulations will be provided.

Remember: All trees planted on City property become the property of the City of Beaconsfield.

Planting tips

  • Do not plant your tree too close to a building, driveway or street or under overhead power lines.
  • Do not plant near underground lines, such as water mains, sewers, power lines or gas lines.
  • Dig a hole slightly larger and deeper than the root ball. This way you can add some planting soil when you fill in the hole.
  • Add mulch around the trunk, but do not bury it. You can lay down some sheets of newspaper under the mulch to reduce the growth of weeds.
  • Water it…but don't drown it! Water it once or twice a week for the first two years. Avoid over-watering. Letting the soil dry out a little between watering encourages root growth. Take special care during very hot days, but be sure to comply with the municipal watering by-law.
  • Protect the trunk in the winter, at least for the first few years. Rodents love tree bark!

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