Private Tree Protection By-law

The Private Tree Protection By-law applies to all private property in the town but does not apply to a woodland or greenlands that are governed by the Halton Region Tree By-law 121-05.

The by-law regulates or prohibits the injury or destruction of trees on private property within the Town of Oakville and states that residents require a permit to remove any tree:

  • With a diameter equal to or greater than 15 centimetres at chest height
  • Required to be retained or planted as a condition of an approved site plan
  • Planted as part of the partnership program for planting larger caliper replacement street trees on private property

Non-compliance with the by-law may result in fees and charges under the Administrative Penalty By-law 2021-038.