Tree Protection By-laws Review

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The City of Mississauga is looking for resident feedback on its two tree protection by-laws to ensure that they reflect current best practices and urban forestry standards.

How can I participate?

Take our online survey by Monday, September 20

Register to join us for a virtual public information session on Wednesday, September 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Questions? Email us at public.info@mississauga.ca or call 311 (or 905-615-4311)


About Mississauga's tree protection by-laws

Public Tree By-law

The City of Mississauga enacted the first Public Tree By-Law entitled “The Tree By-Law” in 1975. The by-law was developed to regulate the planting, maintenance and protection of trees and shrubs on City-owned and maintained lands in Mississauga. City-owned trees include street trees, park trees and those in natural areas like forests, woodlands and trails. The by-law also regulates the pruning, trimming, removal or damaging of city-owned trees.

Significant increases in damage and destruction of public trees have been documented over the past several years. Staff decided it was time for both by-laws to be updated to reflect changing times as well as to enhance the protection and safety of the all trees throughout Mississauga.

The draft Public Tree By-law was developed in response to recommendations made in the City’s Future Directions Master Plan, Urban Forest Management Plan and Natural Heritage & Urban Forest Strategy.

Private Tree By-law

The Private Tree By-law was last updated on December 12, 2012. The Private Tree By-law describes the rules that govern tree ownership in Mississauga and the responsibility of tree maintenance, including administration and enforcement. The Private Tree By-law seeks to preserve trees on private property in Mississauga, to help sustain and maintain the city’s tree canopy.

The City of Mississauga is looking for resident feedback on its two tree protection by-laws to ensure that they reflect current best practices and urban forestry standards.

How can I participate?

Take our online survey by Monday, September 20

Register to join us for a virtual public information session on Wednesday, September 15 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Questions? Email us at public.info@mississauga.ca or call 311 (or 905-615-4311)


About Mississauga's tree protection by-laws

Public Tree By-law

The City of Mississauga enacted the first Public Tree By-Law entitled “The Tree By-Law” in 1975. The by-law was developed to regulate the planting, maintenance and protection of trees and shrubs on City-owned and maintained lands in Mississauga. City-owned trees include street trees, park trees and those in natural areas like forests, woodlands and trails. The by-law also regulates the pruning, trimming, removal or damaging of city-owned trees.

Significant increases in damage and destruction of public trees have been documented over the past several years. Staff decided it was time for both by-laws to be updated to reflect changing times as well as to enhance the protection and safety of the all trees throughout Mississauga.

The draft Public Tree By-law was developed in response to recommendations made in the City’s Future Directions Master Plan, Urban Forest Management Plan and Natural Heritage & Urban Forest Strategy.

Private Tree By-law

The Private Tree By-law was last updated on December 12, 2012. The Private Tree By-law describes the rules that govern tree ownership in Mississauga and the responsibility of tree maintenance, including administration and enforcement. The Private Tree By-law seeks to preserve trees on private property in Mississauga, to help sustain and maintain the city’s tree canopy.

  • The City of Mississauga is seeking public feedback for proposed changes to its Public and Private Tree By-laws. Changes are required as the existing tree by-laws no longer meet urban forestry standards. Over the last decade, the City has been making an effort to preserve, enhance and protect trees. Updates will help enhance the protection and safety of all trees in Mississauga on both public and private property.

    The Public Tree By-law regulates the planting, maintenance and removal of trees on City-owned and maintained property. The Private Tree By-law regulates the injury and destruction of trees on private property.

    Have your say on the City's two tree protection by-laws. Complete our survey by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021.


    Privacy Notice

    Personal information on this survey is collected under the authority of Section 11 of the Municipal Act, 2001. The personal information will be used to help facilitate improvements and development to the Public and Private Tree By-laws. Any questions about this collection should be directed to John Guth, Marketing Coordinator, Business & Marketing Solutions, City of Mississauga Community Services Department, 201 City Centre Drive, 9th Floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 2T4, telephone 905-615-3200 ext. 4836.

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