The trees within Burlington's urban forest provide a wide range of environmental, economic and social benefits, including improved air quality, reduced storm-water runoff, energy savings, noise reduction, natural bird and wildlife habitats, higher property values and overall beautification of city streets and parks.
The city's forestry operations includes the oversight of tree protection and preservation initiatives, including tree protection standards, tree maintenance programs, pests and disease control and tree planting. City staff also offer tree care tips for the public on this website.
We are very proud of our trees, especially those with historical significance on the Burlington Honour Roll of Trees. Whenever possible, we involve the public in the consultation process and surveys, such as the Private Tree By-law Feasibility Study.
Information on Co-owned or Shared Trees: The Forestry Act of Ontario
City of Burlington Public Tree By-law
City of Burlington Woodlot By-law
Contact the Region of Halton for more information on woodlots.