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Oakville Tree Removal By-Laws: Everything You Need to Know

Oakville Tree Removal By-Laws: Everything You Need to Know

In 2017, Oakville strengthened its tree protection by-laws to promote conservation of town-owned trees, park trees, and trees on private properties. If you want to remove a tree, you’ll need to get a permit. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the Oakville tree removal by-laws.

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Toronto Tree Removal By-Laws: Everything You Need to Know

Toronto Tree Removal By-Laws: Everything You Need to Know

Toronto has several bylaws to safeguard trees and the general environment. Laws protecting trees in Toronto are in the Municipal Code, Chapter 813, also known as Tree Protection By-law. If you’re guilty of an offense under the Tree Protection By-law 1, you’re subject to a fine between $500 and $100,000 per tree affected in the violation. You may also pay a $100,000 special supplementary fine.

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When is the best time of year to plant trees?

When is the best time of year to plant trees?

Trees add value and beauty to your home. They give you shade and protect you from the effects of too much exposure to the sun. Trees also promote natural air circulation in your home. Like other garden plants, there are certain times in which it’s best to plant trees. Read on to find when is the best time of year to plant trees.

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Black Spots on Maple Leaves

Black Spots on Maple Leaves

Maple trees are a sight to be seen, and its leaves are one of the most recognizable shapes in all of nature. As fall rolls around, the bright green maple leaves will slowly change colors, from yellow to bright orange and finally red, before falling off the branches. It is a fantastic natural transformation.

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What Is Pruning? The Importance, Benefits, and Methods of Pruning

What Is Pruning? The Importance, Benefits, and Methods of Pruning

Pruning, sometimes referred to as trimming, is essentially a horticultural practice of altering a tree’s form. When pruning, you cut away overgrown, diseased, or damaged parts of the tree. These include structurally unstable and unproductive branches, limbs, buds, and even roots. Cutting these parts encourages healthy tree growth.

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