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Trees in King

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Township of King is committed to maintaining our vast supply of forested lands and expanding the urban tree canopy within our villages and hamlets.​​​​

Did You Know?

  • ​King has over 8,000 hectares of forested lands, almost 25% of our total geographic area.

  • Over 20% of all forest cover in York Region is found within King

  • King had the highest growth in forest area out of all York Region municipalities between 2009 and 2012

Planting a T​ree is Easier Than Ever

Backyard Tree Planting

Residents of King are eligible to receive subsidized tree planting in their backyards with the help of Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF). For $150-220 per tree, LEAF will provide consultation with a registered arborist, site assessment, delivery and planting of a 5 to 8 foot tree in your backyard.


Do I need a permit to remove tree​s?

If your tree is part of a woodlot or woodland, you must acquire a permit from the Region of York to remove any trees. Please contact York Region Forestry at 905-830-4444 ext. 73000 for more information before performing any work.

If you are removing trees from your ​property that are not part of a woodlot or woodland, you do not require a permit and do not need to notify the Township. However, it is strongly recommended to keep your tree if it is in good health and is not a safety risk - see the Benefits of Trees page for more information.

Before you remove a tree, please ensure that it is not a boulevard tree, and that the tree is not shared property with your neighbour. Please visit the Municipal Trees and Property Boundary Trees​ pages for more information about tree ownership.

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