Town Trees


Donate to the Tree Fund 

View the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tree Fund Brochure for more information.

Care and Maintenance of Trees on Private & Public Property

Policy related to the care and maintenance of trees on private property falls under the Regional Municipality of Niagara’s Regional Tree and Forest Conservation By-law No. 30-2008.

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority is responsible for administering and enforcing this by-law on the Region’s behalf.

Generally, the Regional by-law prohibits the clearing of woodland except under specified circumstances. Cutting or removal of individual trees within woodlands is permitted; but a permit is required to do so in most cases.

The Tree and Forest Conservation By-law applies to:
• Woodlands that are 1.0 hectares or more in size
• Woodlands with an area of less than 1.0 hectare upon delegation of such authority by a local municipality in Niagara
• Heritage and significant community tress identified and designated by the Council of a local municipality if authority is delegated to the Region

There are a number of exemptions to the by-law dealing with such things as removal of diseased or dead trees, issuance of a Building Permit, clearing for agricultural purposes, and construction of drainage works under the Drainage Act.

For more information or to download the Regional Tree and Forest Conservation Bylaw, please visit:

Emerald Ash Borer:

Monitor the Town's progress on Ash tree removal with this dashboard and story map.
See the attached fact sheet for information on the Emerald Ash Borer and how the Town is addressing the problem.


The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake has a number of policies dealing with the care and maintenance of trees on public property, specifically tree removal, trimming and planting. Please see the links below:

Town's Tree By-law 4571-12
Tree Planting & Establishment on Public Property Procedure
Tree Planting Policy
Tree Removal Policy
Tree Trimming Policy

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake would like to provide the following links on good planting techniques/best practices and maintenance programs for trees. Please see the links below: