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The City of Brantford is taking a proactive stance in our commitment to mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change. As part of this commitment, an enhanced Private Tree Protection By-law is being developed to protect 74 per cent of our local tree canopy that is on privately-owned lands. These lands include residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties.

Public feedback is an essential part of the by-law enhancement process and this initiative will see dedicated staff hosting public Ward meetings to inform residents about the recommended by-law coverage, address questions, and gather valuable input from the community. Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in this important process by visiting www.LetsTalkBrantford.ca/Trees, where they can access project resources, ask questions, and provide feedback. A City-wide, hybrid meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Brantford City Hall (58 Dalhousie Street).

Private tree protection engagement public meetings

The City of Brantford will be hosting in-person public meetings where residents can drop in any time during the meeting to learn more about the recommended by-law coverage, ask questions and provide feedback. Meetings will be held in each ward across the city, but residents can attend any of the sessions below:

  • Friday, October 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Woodman Community Centre, 491 Grey Street
  • Monday, October 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Lions Park Arena Community Room, 20 Edge Street
  • Friday, October 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Branlyn Community Centre, 238 Brantwood Park Road
  • Monday, October 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street
  • Friday, October 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Doug Snooks Community Centre, 333 Erie Avenue

“Most trees in Brantford are located on private property,” says Gagan Batra, Manager of Business Support and Sustainability. “It is imperative that the City work with residents to preserve as many established trees as we can to ensure that everyone can enjoy a livable outdoor environment for many years to come.”

All residents are invited to take an active role in shaping the future of Brantford’s natural landscape. By engaging in the development of the Private Tree Protection By-law at www.LetsTalkBrantford.ca/Trees, or by attending a public Ward meeting, residents can contribute to fostering a thriving urban ecosystem. To learn more about the City’s ongoing tree planting, maintenance, and protection services and programs, please visit Brantford.ca/TreesAndForestry.