Trees on Private Property : The Township of King does not have a tree by-law which applies to privately owned property.
Trees on Municipal Property : You are not allowed to cut trees down on municipally owned property, which includes parks, road allowances or any other land owned by the municipality.
The Region of York Forest Conservation By-law No. TR-0004-2005-036 ( tree by-law ) addresses woodlot areas over 1 ha in size and greater. To review this by-law click Region of York or contact the York Region Transportation and Works Natural Heritage & Forestry Services at 905-830-4444 Extension 5207; Toll Free 1 (877) 464-9675 Extention 5207; email - email@example.com
Can you cut down a Tree?
A tree on your property is owned by the property owner and may be cut down by the property owner. May we take the opportunity to encourage you to preserve all trees and recognize their beauty and importance. When a tree is dead, dying, decayed, or considered a danger, trees must be trimmed and pruned to a safe maintained state or cut down in accordance with the Property Standards By-law 98-182, section 4.6,
The neighbour’s tree branches overhang onto my property. What can I do?
If the branches are overhanging onto your property, you may trim back those branches to your property line providing you take the necessary precautions when pruning a tree and do not cause the tree to die.
It is a preferred action that you advise the tree owner (neighbour) prior to trimming.