Protection of Trees on Private Property

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General graphic of a tree

PROJECT UPDATE:

In February 2022 Newmarket Council has officially approved its Private Tree Protection By-law that will require property owners to obtain a private tree removal permit from the Town if they wish to remove a tree from their property that is greater than 20 centimetres in diameter, measured at 1.4m/140 cm from the ground. Thank to all residents and stakeholder that provided their input.

Property owners will be subject to a fine if trees are removed, destroyed or injured without a permit. When a tree on private property is approved for removal, the property owner will have the option to replace the tree with new plantings, or pay cash-in-lieu to the Town. There are no fees for trees that are dead, dying, or hazardous, however a permit must still be obtained to remove the tree.

Learn more at newmarket.ca/privatetreeremoval


As Newmarket grows it is important to help keep as many trees as possible. We would especially like to keep mature trees since they provide the most benefits and have the most value. Please join this discussion on the value of mature trees and how a tree on your property contributes benefits to all of Newmarket. Feel free to share your opinions on the value of trees in Newmarket and how trees can best serve the Newmarket community.

We want to know: What is the best way to protect trees on private property?

Get involved by:

  • telling us your stories,
  • putting a pin on the map,
  • completing the survey, and
  • sharing your ideas about how to protect trees!

PROJECT UPDATE:

In February 2022 Newmarket Council has officially approved its Private Tree Protection By-law that will require property owners to obtain a private tree removal permit from the Town if they wish to remove a tree from their property that is greater than 20 centimetres in diameter, measured at 1.4m/140 cm from the ground. Thank to all residents and stakeholder that provided their input.

Property owners will be subject to a fine if trees are removed, destroyed or injured without a permit. When a tree on private property is approved for removal, the property owner will have the option to replace the tree with new plantings, or pay cash-in-lieu to the Town. There are no fees for trees that are dead, dying, or hazardous, however a permit must still be obtained to remove the tree.

Learn more at newmarket.ca/privatetreeremoval


As Newmarket grows it is important to help keep as many trees as possible. We would especially like to keep mature trees since they provide the most benefits and have the most value. Please join this discussion on the value of mature trees and how a tree on your property contributes benefits to all of Newmarket. Feel free to share your opinions on the value of trees in Newmarket and how trees can best serve the Newmarket community.

We want to know: What is the best way to protect trees on private property?

Get involved by:

  • telling us your stories,
  • putting a pin on the map,
  • completing the survey, and
  • sharing your ideas about how to protect trees!
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Where should trees be protected?

about 4 years

Please indicate by placing a pin and commenting where in Newmarket trees should be protected. 

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded