Resources

Useful Tree Information:
How to mulch your tree…. 
  • Clear weeds and grass from base of the tree
    • Place a 7-10cm (3-4in) of mulch around tree, keeping mulch at least 5cm (2in) from base of the tree.

    Why mulch your tree?




  • Conserve moisture
  • Improve the soil structure
  • Keeps lawnmower away
  • Looks good!
    A perfectly mulched tree!
    Size of circle of mulch matches drip-line of the tree
    No mulch within 5cm of trunk

    Useful Links
    • Get a free front yard tree - click here - City of Toronto
    • Get a subsidized back yard tree - click here - LEAF
          How to look after your new tree 
    • "Your New Tree" flyer - click here - City of Toronto (should be left behind every time a new front yard tree is planted)
    • Watering - click here - City of Toronto

    • "Has the City Contractor Planted Your New Tree Correctly?" - click here - City of Toronto
    • Top Ten Things To Do For Your Tree - click here - LEAF
    • Tree Care Guide - click here - LEAF
    • 24 Ways to Kill (and Not Kill) a Tree - click here - VirginiaTech
    • Ontario Tree Atlas (native tree list for Toronto) - click here - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
    • Trees are Good by the International Society of Arboriculture