Did you know the largest amount of available tree-planting space in Oakville is on private property? Plant trees on your property and help our canopy grow! Then add your trees to our tree counter.
Oakville’s tree canopy is the leafy area that is made up of all the trees growing in the town, including town-owned street and park trees, trees in forested areas, as well as trees on private property.
The town has a 40 per cent canopy coverage goal which means, if you picture the town as a large, white rectangle, we’re aiming to have at least 40 per cent of that space coloured green with leafy trees. As of 2018 the canopy coverage in Oakville is 27.8 per cent. We’re on our way to reach our target, but we can't do it without you!
Please let's add new trees!
Plant a tree on your property and get counted! Everyone — residents, homeowners, business owners, and community groups — can all help increase our tree canopy. Visit our Tree Planting page for a list of native species best suited for Oakville, and get planting/tree care tips.
Once your tree is planted, add your new tree to our tree counter and watch our canopy grow!
Need help? The Town of Oakville, Oakvillegreen Conservation Association, and LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) are collaborating to offer a subsidized Backyard Tree Planting program to Oakville residents. Receive a consultation from a certified arborist, your native tree(s), and planting service all for a great price! Visit the Oakvillegreen website for more information or go to the LEAF website to sign up. Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Town of Oakville.
This is the number of trees our community and the town’s forestry section have told us they’ve planted since May 2018.