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Woodlands in Caledon

Woodlands By-law

The Town of Caledon Woodlands by-law protects Caledon's woodlands and promotes good forestry practices.

The intent of Town of Caledon Woodlands By-law 2000-100, as amended, is to protect Caledon's woodlands and to promote the use of good forestry practices to improve the health and long term sustainability of local woodlands.

Application to Destroy Trees

Every Application Form shall be accompanied with the following:

1. A site plan indicating the location of:

  • property and woodland
  • harvest area
  • landing and skid trails
  • stick nests (raptors)

2.  Appropriate fee based on the Town of Caledon Fees By-law

3.  Additional specifications, documents, and other information may be required.

4. Location map of the property in relation to major intersections

5. Report prepared by a forestry consultant respecting the destruction of trees.

6. A tally sheet of proposed harvest.

Emerald Ash Borer

There are many pests that affect native tree species in southern Ontario. Two of the more notable insect pests that have been discovered in recent years are the Asian Longhorned Beetle and the Emerald Ash Borer.

***If you believe you have found this pest on your property, contact a professional arborist in your area to discuss management options. Please be aware that the Town of Caledon is within the Region of Peel, which is an EAB regulated zone.

Selling Your Trees

Selling the harvest rights to your timber is a complex process and one that may only occur once or twice in your lifetime. 

In order to harvest in a sustainable manner and maximize your return, you would be well advised to consult a professional forester to develop a long term forest management plan for your woodland.  

If you are or have been approached by a log buyer, recognize that your trees have value.  Proceed with caution and exercise your due diligence before signing any contracts. 

For more information about selling and harvesting your timber visit ontariowoodlot.com.

Contact

For more information contact us during the following hours:

Monday through Friday (excluding holidays)
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
bylaw@caledon.ca
9
05.584.2272 x. 3462