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HAMILTON STREET TREE PROJECT

OPIRG McMaster initiated a street tree pilot project designed by Randy Kay (OPIRG’s Coordinator of Volunteers) in Hamilton’s Keith Neighbourhood in Ward 3 in the summer of 2013.

The goal of the project was to increase the urban forest canopy in an area lacking trees plus facing a measurable air pollution problem.

The method was to go door to door and sign residents up for a free City of Hamilton provided street tree for the front of their homes.

As a result, we successfully increased the average street tree requests from three to 75 in a two month period (May and June) in 2013.

The project expanded in 2014 to the Crown Point Neighbourhood where we received over 80 requests for Street Trees.

Our third year focused on Ward Three’s Gibson/Landsdale Neighbourhood in 2015.

2016 found us back in Ward Three, going door to door in Gibson, Landsdale and Stipley neighbourhoods and netting 62 tree requests!

Read the final reports on line by visiting the Hamilton Street Tree blog (or links below)

Check out the Project’s new Facebook Page (ready for 2017)

Annual Reports