Tree pruning program underway in Milton neighbourhood


Published December 15, 2022 at 9:46 am

The Town of Milton is advising residents that its tree pruning program is currently underway in the Coates neighbourhood area.

Pruning is done by removing dead or loose branches or any growth that interferes with the tree’s ability to flourish. The work will be performed by Town staff and contractors and is done to benefit the health of the trees along with the safety of the community.

Earlier this year, the Town announced that it would be focusing on pruning trees in the Beaty, Coates and Scott neighbourhoods.

Through the Town’s program, trees are pruned every five to 10 years until they are fully mature.

“Hey #MiltonON, if you’re in or around the Coates Neighbourhood area, you may notice some tree pruning being done,” said the Town on Twitter.

“This program helps shape trees so that no branches interfere with plows, cars, or pedestrian traffic throughout the winter.”

Residents are reminded that only trees on Town properties that are located at the front and side of residential properties will be pruned.

These are the trees that are located between the roadway and the sidewalk, or between the roadway and a private building in the absence of a sidewalk.

Residents are reminded that while the visual changes may appear drastic after pruning, they will be performed to the correct arboriculture standards which will limit stress on the trees.

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