The following are key points for consideration with respect to this report:
There are four components of the Privately-Owned Tree Management Strategy (Strategy) as appended to this report:
The Strategy Document
- Appendix A – Explore Background Report
- Appendix B – Engage Background Report
- Appendix C – example of a private tree bylaw framework.
- Current legislation, regulations and policies have influenced and provided direction in developing the Strategy
Mapping developed through this Strategy has established a baseline of the tree canopy cover in Halton Hills. Extensive community and council engagement throughout the development of the Strategy has provided an understanding of community values and needs, ideas, to develop a made-in-Halton Hills strategy to managing trees on privately-owned land. The resources and administrative implications associated with preferred Privately-Owned Tree Canopy Management Tools are identified in the Strategy. The Strategy will be implemented with support from the Town’s Tree Canopy Management Program and its subcommittee.