Privately-Owned Tree Management Strategy

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Summary of the First Round Consultation and Results


Second Round Consultation

The Ontario Municipal Act requires municipalities to adopt and maintain policies to protect and enhance the tree canopy and vegetation. The Town of Halton Hills adopted a Tree Canopy & Natural Vegetation Policy in 2019 that included developing a strategy to manage privately-owned trees.

In February and March 2020, we asked the community to provide input on how privately-owned trees could be managed in Halton Hills. This feedback generated thirty-one community ideas broadly categorized into education, incentive, and regulation management tools. In May 2020, Town Council participated in a workshop to review and filter down the 31 different community-generated ideas and chose the ones they thought would work best.

In this follow-up survey, you will be presented with different scenarios that describe potential ways the Town could manage privately-owned trees. When reading each scenario, think about how helpful each could be in protecting and enhancing trees on your property. Then consider which scenario you think could be the most effective in protecting and enhancing privately-owned trees in Halton Hills.

Summary of the First Round Consultation and Results


Second Round Consultation

The Ontario Municipal Act requires municipalities to adopt and maintain policies to protect and enhance the tree canopy and vegetation. The Town of Halton Hills adopted a Tree Canopy & Natural Vegetation Policy in 2019 that included developing a strategy to manage privately-owned trees.

In February and March 2020, we asked the community to provide input on how privately-owned trees could be managed in Halton Hills. This feedback generated thirty-one community ideas broadly categorized into education, incentive, and regulation management tools. In May 2020, Town Council participated in a workshop to review and filter down the 31 different community-generated ideas and chose the ones they thought would work best.

In this follow-up survey, you will be presented with different scenarios that describe potential ways the Town could manage privately-owned trees. When reading each scenario, think about how helpful each could be in protecting and enhancing trees on your property. Then consider which scenario you think could be the most effective in protecting and enhancing privately-owned trees in Halton Hills.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.


    There are no right or wrong answers. The financial cost for creating and implementing each scenario is indicated using the dollar symbol:

    • $ indicates lower cost
    • $$ indicates moderate cost
    • $$$ indicates higher cost


    Your feedback will help the Town refine the management tools that could be part of the Privately-Owned Tree Management Strategy for presentation to Town Council in early 2021.

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