Trees and Greenspace

The City’s Roseland Tree Bylaw Pilot project is set to launch on March 1 — and it aims to protect private trees with diameters larger than 30 cm, historic and rare tree species from damage or destruction. The two-year pilot will end in March 2021 when a report with recommendations will be presented to Burlington …

Information sessions planned for Roseland Private Tree Bylaw Pilot Read More »

A lovely piece of art commissioned by staff which combines wood plank from the Spencer Smith Park willow tree, glass and special designs has been placed in City Hall in the public meeting room 247. We would like to thank Jennifer Johnson for turning this piece of art into a reality, as well as Arborwood Tree Service …

Art from Spencer Smith Park willow tree on display at City Hall Read More »

Please be advised that Burlington Ave. between will be closed between Caroline St. and Ontario St. Friday, Nov. 24 from 8:30-4 for tree removal. For further information contact:mailto:Florin.Patreau@Burlington.ca or 905.335.7671, x7838 Notification letter:  burlington ave road closure nov 2017

Burlington is making progress on eliminating contaminants in storm water run-off into Hamilton Harbour, through low impact development and other techniques, but a dedicated storm water fee won’t be considered till after the next election. A staff report to Committee of the Whole Sept. 25 provides an update on progress made towards implementing recommendations from …

Progress made on storm-water management; user fee postponed Read More »

Leaf pick up will be later this year for neighbourhoods south of the QEW, as a result of last year’s experience when pickups occurred before the majority of leaves had fallen, leaving many residents to bag and pay to dispose of their leaves. Formal calendars will be distributed in early September (see Leaf Collection Brochure). …

Leaf pickup to be later this year south of the QEW Read More »

The city is accepting applications from residents who would like a piece of planed board wood from the Spencer Smith Park willow tree. Two Burlington companies donated their time and machinery to prepare the Spencer Smith willow wood for a new use. Arborwood Tree Service Inc. and Exotic Woods planed, milled and kiln-dried the wood …

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A lot of development is occurring downtown, and will continue for many years. There are over 20 sites that are in various stages of redevelopment, from known land assembly to an active application (see map). Through all this, residents have made clear they value trees in our downtown, so the challenge becomes protecting or replanting …

City strengthening tree protection guidelines during redevelopment Read More »

Forests Ontario is a non-profit charity dedicated to making Ontario’s forests greener. They support forest restoration, stewardship, education and awareness and have launched two initiatives for residents to get involved with: The Heritage Tree Program recognizes important trees in our communities associated with significant figures and events from our Their goal in 2017 is to …

Forests Ontario launches two initiatives for residents Read More »

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, tree plantings are taking place across the Burlington in city parks in each of the six wards. In Ward 2, the event takes place on May 27 and you’re invited to join me as we plant 400 saplings. Ward 2 Event Details: Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 Time: 10:30 a.m. …

You’re invited to a Ward 2 community tree planting Read More »

Emerald St between Victoria and Courtland will be closed June 14, 9 to 4 pm, to bring in a crane to remove a large tree at 2087 Victoria Ave. More information is in the  notice here: Closure of Emerald Street

A private tree bylaw is being proposed for Roseland as a pilot project. The Development & Infrastructure Committee will consider a motion at its March 22 meeting directing staff to investigate the implementation of a pilot tree by-law for the Roseland neighbourhood. Staff would review options including, but not limited to: length of time for pilot project, …

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      The city is proceeding with plans to construct a bike/pedestrian promenade from the Centennial bike path that currently ends at Martha Street through to Elgin Street in downtown Burlington. The first section of this path will be constructed through the parking lot north of Village Square, between Pearl and Elizabeth streets. The lot …

Elgin St Promenade moving ahead Read More »