Trees on Public Property - By-law

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The purpose of the proposed by-law is to enhance the urban tree canopy through the preservation of existing tree cover by strengthening tree protection measures, and controlling tree planting costs by formalizing compensation collected by the Township for the unlawful injury or removal of Township owned trees.

Trees provide significant ecosystem services to the Centre Wellington community. The continued preservation and protection of trees within the Township is an important measure to aid in the fight against climate change, as well as maintain the character and beauty of our community. The purpose of this survey is to determine whether there is public support for implementation of public tree protection measures as well as determining whether the cost associated with administering the program should be covered by the associated fees or allocated from municipal tax revenue.

Proposed Permit application fees
The Trees on Public Property By-law process will include the requirement for obtaining a permit from the Township before undertaking any work or activity in proximity of a tree on public property (i.e. within the tree protection zone of the tree). In order to capture different levels of permit complexity, the Township is recommending three categories of permit: 1 to 3 tree, 4 to 9 trees, 10 or more trees. The estimated permit application fee needed to fund administration of the permit application process would be the following:

  1. $400 per application that involves 1 to 3 trees.
  2. $600 per application that involves 4 to 9 tees.
  3. $800 per application that involves 10 or more trees.

Please take a moment to fill out our survey on the proposed Trees on Public Property By-law.

The purpose of the proposed by-law is to enhance the urban tree canopy through the preservation of existing tree cover by strengthening tree protection measures, and controlling tree planting costs by formalizing compensation collected by the Township for the unlawful injury or removal of Township owned trees.

Trees provide significant ecosystem services to the Centre Wellington community. The continued preservation and protection of trees within the Township is an important measure to aid in the fight against climate change, as well as maintain the character and beauty of our community. The purpose of this survey is to determine whether there is public support for implementation of public tree protection measures as well as determining whether the cost associated with administering the program should be covered by the associated fees or allocated from municipal tax revenue.

Proposed Permit application fees
The Trees on Public Property By-law process will include the requirement for obtaining a permit from the Township before undertaking any work or activity in proximity of a tree on public property (i.e. within the tree protection zone of the tree). In order to capture different levels of permit complexity, the Township is recommending three categories of permit: 1 to 3 tree, 4 to 9 trees, 10 or more trees. The estimated permit application fee needed to fund administration of the permit application process would be the following:

  1. $400 per application that involves 1 to 3 trees.
  2. $600 per application that involves 4 to 9 tees.
  3. $800 per application that involves 10 or more trees.

Please take a moment to fill out our survey on the proposed Trees on Public Property By-law.

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