Oakville’s tree pruning program to begin this month


Published January 11, 2023 at 10:38 am

Oakville Council approved a rotational tree maintenance program to proactively prune all 108,000 street trees in the town on a ten-year cycle.

This year’s rotational tree maintenance program will begin this month and include all town-owned street trees between Third Line and Trafalgar Rd. north of the QEW to Upper Middle Rd. and Sixteen Mile Creek and Trafalgar Rd. north of Upper Middle Rd. to Dundas St.

Certified arborists will inspect the trees in each area to identify any pruning that is required. Work orders will be generated for each individual tree before the contractor starts the work for the following year.

Residents are reminded that rotational tree pruning is performed on town trees only.

As a result, residents are reminded to know their trees. In some cases, town trees are located on the municipal property that borders a homeowner’s yard which may include the house side of the sidewalk.

Residents will receive a letter in the mail to notify them of when their town tree(s) will be pruned. They will be asked to remove lights, decorations and play equipment from the town tree(s) in front of their homes so that contractors are able to access and prune the tree(s) as necessary.

It’s important to remember that Town contractors will not prune the private trees of residents as they are the homeowner’s responsibility.

For more information on the Town’s rotational tree maintenance program, click here.

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