Environmental Programs

One Birth, One Tree

As part of its new program « One Birth, One Tree », the Town of Kirkland is proud to give new Kirkland parents the opportunity to celebrate baby’s arrival by planting a tree to grow at his/her side, on their own property or, if they prefer, in a city park or green space.

Three steps to follow

  1. Meet the eligibility criteria
  2. Make an application
  3. Plant a tree and watch it grow alongside baby!

Program Terms and Conditions

Eligibility criteria

The following requirements must be met to qualify for the program:

  • Reside in Kirkland at the time of the birth or adoption; 
  • Apply for the program within twelve (12) months of the date of birth or adoption.  

Application Form

The application form required for submitting a request may be obtained from the program coordinator, Mr. Alexandre Gervais, Section head – Environment (514 694-4100, ext. 3414, agervais@ville.kirkland.qc.ca ), or by clicking here.

Information required 

The applying parents indicate on the form:

  • Their *preferred variety of tree to plant (out of 5 proposed species);
  • Their *preferred location to plant the tree (on private property or on city property in which case the Town will select the type of tree to be planted);
  • Whether the planting is to be done by the parents or by the city.    

*In all cases, the final decision as to the type of tree and where it is to be planted rests with the Town. 

Submitting an application

The duly completed form must be remitted to the program coordinator within twelve (12) months following the date of birth or adoption. 

Supporting documents

All applications must be submitted with the following documents :  

  • Proof of the birth or adoption of the child;
  • Proof of identity and residence of the applying parents

Choosing your baby’s tree and the appropriate planting location

This program offers a choice of five tree species each having distinctive features outlined in individual fact sheets available with the program coordinator or on the Town’s website.

  1. MAIDENHAIR TREE  (fact sheet)
  2. AMUR MAACKIA  (fact sheet)
  3. RED JEWEL CRABAPPLE  (fact sheet)
  4. LEAVIS SERVICEBERRY  (fact sheet)
  5. COMMON HACKBERRY  (fact sheet)

The applying parents indicate their preferred choices on the application form, however, in all cases, it is up to the program coordinator to determine whether the chosen variety and/or *planting location are suitable for that specific area.  

*Where the applicant is not the owner of the land upon which the tree is to be planted, a proxy form duly signed by said owner must accompany the application.