Trees & Woodlands

Arkendo Park

The urban forest is made up of all the trees growing in the Town of Oakville, including town-owned street and park trees, trees in forested areas, as well as trees on private property. Trees are an important part of Oakville's urban landscape, and provide a wide variety of social, health, aesthetic, economic and environmental benefits. The town's Forestry Section manages Oakville's urban forest using a long-term, sustainable strategy of development and maintenance in order to provide a perpetual green cover on public lands. In 2007, the Town of Oakville was named the Forest Capital of Canada by the Canadian Forestry Association.

NEW Emerald Ash Borer Woodlands Hazard Abatement Program

Dead and dying ash trees destroyed by EAB are being removed from town woodlands to ensure your safety and to help renew our urban forest. Visit the Woodlands Hazard Abatement page to learn more.

Learn more about EAB and what the town is doing to combat this invasive species by visiting the Emerald Ash Borer page.

Emerald Ash Borer Management

Learn more about Emerald Ash Borer Management

  • Canopy conservation
  • Canopy replacement
  • Quality assurance
  • Roads and active parks hazard abatement
  • Woodlands hazard abatement

Invasive Species

Learn more about Invasive Species

  • Asian Long-Horned Beetle
  • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
  • Gypsy Moth
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Giant Hogweed

Lyme Disease and Ticks

Learn more about Lyme Disease and Ticks

Oakville's Urban Forest Effects Model (Ufore/i-Tree) Report

Learn more about Oakville's Urban Forest Effects Model (Ufore/i-Tree) Report

Private Tree Protection

Learn more about Private Tree Protection

Public Tree Inventory

Learn more about Public Tree Inventory

Tree Maintenance

Learn more about Tree Maintenance

  • Prescribed burn
  • Hydro line clearing program
  • Preventative maintenance program
  • How to help maintain your trees

Tree Planting

Learn more about Tree Planting

  • Agreement for Contractors to Perform Arboricultural Services on Town Property
  • Native species
  • Neighbourhood street trees
  • Planting trees in town road allowance
  • Replacing trees in town road allowance

Tree Protection and Removal

Learn more about Tree Protection and Removal

  • Construction near trees
  • Municipal tree protection
  • Private tree protection by-law
  • Public tree inventory

Urban Forest Health Monitoring Program

Learn more about Urban Forest Health Monitoring Program

  • Forest Health Ambassadors
  • Trail user study

Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan

Learn more about Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan

  • North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan

Woodlands Hazard Abatement 

Learn more about Woodlands Hazard Abatement

For more information contact:

TTY: 905-338-4200