Trees In Kingston

Issues around trees can be more complicated than you might think.  Perhaps your trees are shading a neighbour’s garden, spreading branches over a fence or sending roots into a foundation.  Maybe you’re trying to decide if and where you can plant a tree on your own property or how to take one down.  Or you might have concerns with trees on municipal property — perhaps in a park or along a street.

Maybe you want to encourage your municipality to plant more trees, whether it’s to combat greenhouse gas emissions, to increase shade, or to help supply fruit for food banks.  And then there are Memorial Trees, which are planted to commemorate an event or a loved one.

If you’re a Kingstonian who’s ever wondered about these or other tree-related questions we invite you to the February KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series, where Greg Newman and arborists from the City of Kingston will talk about Trees in Kingston.  You’ll learn about Kingston’s Forest Management Plan, Community Orchard and Edible Forest Policy, the revised Tree Bylaw and the Memorial Tree program.

There will be two presentations on Trees in Kingston — one at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, at the Calvin Park branch, and the other at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19 at the Isabel Turner branch.  Both presentations will be the same.  There is no admission charge.  These talks are open to all adults, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance.  Register at (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 26 for the Saturday, February 9 talk and on Saturday, February 9 for the February 19 talk. For more information, visit .

Please contact Anne Hall, 613-549-8888, ext.3528, with any questions or responses.