Markham Homeowners

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BONUS! Additional discounts for Markham residents!

Add more green to your property! Endorsed by Markham's Trees for Tomorrow initiative, the Backyard Tree Planting program provides trees to Markham residents at an additional discounted price through the Full Service or Do-It-Yourself programs. Markham residents now pay only $50 (+ HST) for evergreen trees and $100 (+ HST) for deciduous trees, from a select species list, for up to a total of 5 trees per property (space permitting).  


PLEASE NOTE: The City of Markham does NOT accept LEAF trees to fulfil plantings required as a condition of a tree removal permit. 


We help property owners in Markham plant trees and shrubs at a subsidized price.

We plant native species which are well-suited to our climatic conditions and provide essential habitat for wildlife. Our focus is to help you get the right species in the right places with the right care so that the trees and shrubs survive and thrive. Our services are supported by our funding partners, so you get top-notch programs at a more affordable price. Read on to discover what we can grow together!

What are my options?

Full Service Tree Planting

Perfect for property owners who want in-person advice and the convenience of a complete planting package.

Our most popular service includes an in-person consultation with an arborist in your yard, as well as delivery and full planting service. We’ll assess the conditions in your yard and ask about your needs and preferences, and help you decide on the tree species and planting locations that best suit your yard. LEAF does all the heavy lifting – you just sit back and enjoy a greener backyard! Note that this option is only available for backyards or fenced-in side yards. For front or side yards, see the Do-It-Yourself option below. 

Homeowners replacing a dead or dying ash tree are eligible to receive an additional $100 off with the York Region Emerald Ash Borer Rebate.

Learn more about the Full-Service program


Do-It-Yourself Tree Planting

Perfect for property owners looking to plant a tree in their front or side yards, or for those who simply want to get their hands dirty and plant their own tree!

This is the option for you if you'd like to plant in your side yard or front yard! Our online videos will help you get the right tree in the right place. We’ll ask you some questions about your property and your preferences, then give you customized recommendations for species and planting locations in your yard.  Place your order and we’ll deliver the tree right to your door for you to plant! 

Homeowners replacing a dead or dying ash tree are eligible to receive an additional $100 off with the York Region Emerald Ash Borer Rebate.

Learn more about the DIY program


Shrubs, Garden Kits, & Pawpaws 

Perfect for anyone wanting to add colour, beauty and biodiversity to their yard.

Easy online or telephone ordering of native shrubs and perennials with subsequent delivery right to your door.  Not only will these native plants brighten up your yard and provide essential habitat for songbirds, native bees and butterflies, many will also offer tasty treats for humans too!

Learn more about ordering shrubs, garden kits and pawpaws

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