Town of Halton Hills develops final draft of privately-owned tree management strategy

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Published November 23, 2021 at 11:52 am

The Town of Halton Hills is seeking input from the community on its final draft of the Privately-Owned Tree Management Strategy.

In 2019, the Town of Halton Hills adopted a Tree Canopy and Natural Vegetation Policy that included developing a strategy to manage privately-owned trees.

That same year, Council directed Town staff to develop a tree strategy. This was done to support the Town’s natural asset of a healthy tree canopy as well as contribute to the Town’s Climate Change goal of becoming a carbon-neutral community by 2030.

Over the past two years, the Town has been collecting feedback from residents throughout the development of the strategy.

“The strategy reflects what we have heard from the community to support, maintain and strengthen the tree canopy of Halton Hills,” said the Town on their website.

“We are pleased to share the strategy that identifies practical and reasonable actions that the Town and community residents can take to preserve, protect, and enhance the tree canopy of Halton Hills.”

According to their website, the Town has learned through the development of the strategy, that 83 per cent of the tree canopy in Halton Hills are located on private lands. This is why a continued collaborative approach is required for supporting and strengthening the Town’s tree canopy.

For more information on the final draft and to provide input, click here.

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