What area(s) of the Township does the Draft Private Tree By-law apply to?
The Draft Private Tree By-law applies to all private property in the Village Communites of King City, Nobleton, and Schomberg.
Do I need a permit to prune my tree?
Pruning that is necessary to maintain the health and condition of trees, provided the pruning is in accordance with Good Arboriculture Practice does not require a permit.
How big do the three replacement trees* need to be? How much is it to replace a tree by cash-in-lieu*?
Each replacement tree must be between 5cm – 7cm DBH or larger.
Replacement trees paid through cash-in-lieu are valued at $500 per tree times 3 (for clarity, that means a total of $1500). This price goes toward the cost of the tree itself (for clarity, that means $500 x 3 = $1500), and maintenance of the 3 trees for two years.
*This is based on the established practices and estimated operational costs that have been verified through the Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department.