The Township of King is committed to maintaining our vast supply of forested lands and expanding the urban tree canopy within our villages and hamlets.
Draft Private Tree By-law
Did You Know?
King has over 8,000 hectares of forested lands, almost 25% of our total geographic area.
Over 20% of all forest cover in York Region is found within King
King had the highest growth in forest area out of all York Region municipalities between 2009 and 2012
Planting a Tree is Easier Than Ever
Residents of King are eligible to receive subsidized tree planting in their backyards with the help of Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF). For $150-220 per tree, LEAF will provide consultation with a registered arborist, site assessment, delivery and planting of a 5 to 8 foot tree in your backyard.
Do I need a permit to remove trees?
If your tree is part of a woodlot or woodland, you must acquire a permit from the Region of York to remove any trees. Please contact York Region Forestry at 905-830-4444 ext. 73000 for more information before performing any work.
If you are removing trees from your property that are not part of a woodlot or woodland, you do not require a permit and do not need to notify the Township. However, it is strongly recommended to keep your tree if it is in good health and is not a safety risk - see the Benefits of Trees page for more information.
Before you remove a tree, please ensure that it is not a boulevard tree, and that the tree is not shared property with your neighbour. Please visit the Municipal Trees and Property Boundary Trees pages for more information about tree ownership.