The Parks team organizes the planting and maintenance of trees on City property.

Please scroll down for additional information on the City's efforts to manage the Emerald Ash Borer as well as general tree planting information, the free woodchip and firewood pickup sites and the new commemorative tree planting program.

Click here to view the Tree Canopy and Natural Vegetation Protection and Enhancement Policy

 Lamoureux Park Arboretum

There's a new attraction in Lamoureux Park that's sure to interest nature lovers.

The Lamoureux Park Arboretum is now open for visitors looking to discover more about Cornwall's urban forest. Located on the Waterfront Trail between the Cornwall Community Museum and the Rotary Eco Gardens, the Arboretum showcases 44 different types of tree species that make up Cornwall's tree canopy in one convenient place.

In the Arboretum, there are two of each species planted in pairs, and each tree has a tag that identifies its name in English, French, Latin and braille.

The full tour of the Arboretum would take about an hour to complete. To make it easier to follow along, a map of the Arboretum is available by clicking here.

 Tree Planting

The City of Cornwall plants a wide selection of tree species during the spring and fall. The tree planting variety list contains varieties best suited to grow in urban conditions. Residents can request to have a specific type of tree planted on the municipal right-of-way in front of their home (see link to species list below). City staff will make the final choice based on tree form, site space, overhead utilities, and the soil type in that particular area (details included on the variety list). The City relies on residents to help with the care of young trees.

Here's how you can help:

  • Residents are encouraged to deeply water the tree once a week in dry weather.
  • Please use caution when using grass trimmers near the tree.
  • Please do not prune or trim the tree.

The City appreciates the help of residents in caring for our trees and our environment. Please click here for a PDF detailing how to care for a tree after it is planted.

 Planting Tree Species List

The most common constraint for tree planting is the size of the area available for the tree, both above and below the ground. Here you'll find a list of the tree the City of Cornwall plants, sorted by size.

Small Trees - less than 10 metres/30 feet

Medium Trees - less than 10-15 metres/30-45 feet

Large Trees for Boulevards - greater than 15 metres/45 feet

Big Trees - greater than 15 metres/45 feet

Narrow Trees - greater than 15 metres/45 feet

Trees are often planted next to residents' property. Please click on this link to learn about how you can promote tree health.

 Commemorative Tree Planting Program

Planning, Development & Recreation is pleased to be able to offer a Commemorative Tree Planting Program. This program may be used as a form of remembrance of a loved one, celebration of a birth, honouring a retiree, or any other event which you feel should be commemorated by a living tribute. A number of locations are available in our City parks for commemorative tree planting in the spring. Forestry staff will gladly assist you in choosing a location that meets your needs and is compatible with the surrounding environment.

Please click here to learn more about the program via PDF.

Please click here to view the Commemorative Tree Planting Order Form.

We offer the following options for Commemorative Trees:

Option 1 - New Tree with a Granite dedication Plaque ($850.00 plus H.S.T.):

  • Choice of 10 tree species (approximately 6' - 8' high, 40mm caliper)
  • Site preparation & planting
  • Personalized dedication message on a black granite cube
  • 16" width x 10" length x 4" thickness with 4 lines - maximum 19, ¾" block gothic letters per line
  • Installation of granite cube
  • The plaque will be installed flush with the ground to reduce vandalism and allow access of maintenance equipment.
  • The City is not responsible for maintenance or replacement of Commemorative plaques
  • 2 year warranty on new tree

Option 2 - New Tree only -no plaque ($400.00 plus H.S.T.):

  • Choice of 10 tree species ( approximately 6' - 8' high, 40mm caliper)
  • Site preparation & planting
  • 2 year warranty on new tree

Conditions

1. The Municipal Parks Supervisor reserves the right to:

  • Approve any preferred species of tree other than the ten mentioned on the order form.
  • Approve the site for planting and suggest alternative sites.
  • Purchase the tree and deem the tree healthy upon its arrival

2. Tree planting will be conducted in the spring. Orders must be received by March 15th.

3. Once the tree is planted, the tree becomes the sole responsibility of the Planning, Development & Recreation Department, Parks and Landscape section, who will endeavour to keep the tree maintained.

4. The costs are payable to the City of Cornwall and should be received by the Benson Center (800 7th Street West) attention Donna Raymond-Walker, once the application is approved.

All costs may be subject to change.

The City recommends the following parklands for commemorative tree planting:

  • North End: Silver Cross Park, Terry Fox Park, Optimist Park
  • West End: Riverdale Park, St. Theresa Park
  • East End: Mattice Park, Menard Park, Reg Campbell Park
  • Downtown: Horovitz Park, Lamoureux Park
  • Centretown: Broadview Park

The following trees are preferred: Ivory silk lilac, European hornbeam, Ironwood, Hackberry, Red oak, Ginkgo, Sugar maple, Native red maple, Shagbark hickory, and White pine.

For more information, please contact:

General Parks Inquiries:

Todd Lalonde
Parks & Landscape Supervisor
City of Cornwall
613-930-2787 ext. 2239

Horticulture and Trees:

Emil Booyink
City arborist
613-930-2787 ext. 2272

Weed and Grass Complaints:

Larry Legue
Parks and Landscape Subforeperson
613-930-2787 ext. 2282

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