Does the view out your front window leave something to be desired? Maybe the trees on your street need replacing after the great ice storm of 2014.

If you’re a sucker for a beautiful tree then you’ll be happy to know that you can request that the City of Brampton to replace a tree or plant a new one in front of your home or business, and it’s all completely free.

Through the city’s online portal you can choose whether you want your tree to go directly in front of your home or business, on a traffic median, in a park or a trail.

Plants can only be placed on public property, but there’s a small strip of land between your property and the road designed for road allowance that’s technically still public land that belongs to the city and your tree can be planted here.

If you’re not interested in having the tree directly in front of your home, you can request trees be replaced and planted throughout your neighbourhood, nearby parks and trails as well. All you have to do is fill out the online form and submit the required details.

The City generally plants Red Oak, Chanticleer Pear, Little Leaf Linden, Shademaster Locust, Sugar Maple, Red Maple and Japanese Lilac in residential areas, so you can expect a little variety.

Bear in mind that whether the trees get planted is at the discretion of the city, but if you need help with the online portal, to see if your tree request is going to be fulfilled or have any other questions, you can call 311.

Spring is in the air and its the perfect time to start requesting some trees for your neighbourhood!