Trees

Trees

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The Township of Centre Wellington is committed to protecting and maintaining our municipal trees. Trees provide natural benefits and improve the look of parks, cemeteries, roadsides and boulevards. The Township is responsible for trees on municipal property only.

Centre Wellington participates in the County's Green Legacy program

Tree Planting

Public Works undertakes tree planting and tree maintenance annually. If you wish to have a tree planted on a piece of municipal property (boulevards, roadsides etc.) adjacent to your property, contact the Public Works department and they will review the request.

Tree Trimming and Removal

Public Works will evaluate any potentially unsafe, dead or diseased tree on municipal property and recommend a specific course of action.  If one of these trees is near a home and requires removal, the resident will be notified. However, if the condition of the tree requires immediate action, the Township is authorized to immediately remove the limb or tree at their discretion. Trees will be trimmed if they are blocking signs or signal lights.

Leaf Pickup

Public Works provides leaf pickup in the fall. Leaves must be placed in brown garden waste bags and left at the curbside. The bags are for leaves only, please do not fill them with garden waste, sticks, pumpkins, flowers or other yard waste. Backyard composting is another option to yard waste disposal.

Leaves raked to the curbside or bags that contain sticks, wood or other waste will not be picked up.

Emerald Ash Borer

For information on the Emerald Ash Borer visit the Ministry of Natural Resources website. If you suspect an ash tree on the Township's boulevard, park or natural area has been infested by EAB, please contact Public Works.