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Tree Inspections

Maintaining healthy trees is a priority for the Forestry Section. There are approximately 3500 trees located on public land and over 13,000 trees are located on City boulevards. If the City-owned tree adjacent to your home has been inspected and maintenance work is required, an inspection notice outlining works required will be left at your home.

City tree inspections

If you feel that the City-owned tree adjacent to your home requires maintenance work or you are concerned about its health, please call the parks and recreation office.  Forestry staff will inspect the tree and will schedule work based on their findings and the future requirements of the tree.

City tree maintenance

Maintenance work is performed after staff have conducted site inspections and generated work orders to complete tree pruning, removal or other maintenance works. Only trees which are dead, in decline or structurally unsound are removed. In some instances, all City-owned trees located on a street or within a neighbourhood are pruned at one time to ensure proper clearance over the roadway or sidewalk.

Storm response

During a storm event, Forestry staff responds to calls from residents and emergency services with all calls being prioritized. Trees that are blocking main arterial roads, or have fallen on buildings or Hydro lines are dealt with as soon as a crew can be dispatched. All other situations including broken branches, trees down in parks etc. are dealt with after all priority calls have been resolved.

Depending on the severity of the storm, crews may initially attend a site to make the area safe and then return at a later time to complete the required work.

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7

 

Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
Email: General Information

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