Trees

​Trees enrich our lives in many diverse ways. As a community, we must all do our part to replenish our diminishing tree cover.

Benefits of Planting Trees

Well-maintained and healthy trees act as our "green infrastructure" and supply our Municipality with many benefits. One important benefit is the reduction of stormwater runoff, which reduces the number of pollutants released into our waterways. Other benefits include cleaner air, cooler temperatures, increased property values, and energy savings.


Responsibility of Trees

Our Public Works Department is responsible for trimming and removing dangerous and unsafe trees to ensure the safety of our travellers and citizens. To report a tree that may need to be trimmed or removed, please call 519-360-1998 or email ckpw@chatham-kent.ca.


Tree Removal, Stumping & Trimming

Our Public Works Department maintains the trees along our roadways, private citizens are responsible for their own properties and your hydro provider is responsible for trees along hydro lines.


Trees On Private Property

There is no by-law to govern trees on private property. However, trees that encroach on road allowances may need pruning to ensure traffic and pedestrian safety.


Trees Along Municipal Roadways

Our Public Works Department maintains the trees along roadways. The first priority for tree work is to ensure safety along the right-of-way. Trees that are dangerous, damaged or diseased are trimmed or removed. If you discover a municipal tree that is damaged or diseased and requires attention, please call 519-360-1998 or email ckpw@chatham-kent.ca.


Trees Along Hydro Lines

Public Works does not prune trees along hydro wires. Contact your hydro provider with concerns about these trees.