Residents interested in having a tree planted in the right-of-way in front of their home may participate in the Adopt-A-Tree Program. Through the program, residents purchase one (1) tree at a reduced price from a participating local nursery. The City also contributes $50 toward the cost of the tree.
The City of Hamilton Municipal Arborist coordinates the tree planting to ensure it is planted appropriately and in the right location, while ongoing watering is the responsibility of the resident. If special circumstances exist that prevent a resident from fulfilling this obligation, the Municipal Arborist must be notified.
In some instances, it may not be possible to plant a tree in the right-of-way. Size of the right-of-way, location of street lights and underground utilities, and visibility safety concerns must all be considered before an Adopt-A-Tree request will be granted. The Municipal Arborist will review each Adopt-A-Tree request on a case-by-case basis.