Tree Applications

The Town of New Tecumseth promotes the health of our urban forest by encouraging you to maintain and enhance your private trees with the refund initiative.  All applications are accepted on a first come – first serve basis after funding has been approved for the year.

Please check this website regularly for any changes to the program.

Tree Maintenance

Please Note: The Town is still accepting applications for 2021. 

Use our Tree Maintenance Program Application to apply for a yearly refund on the cost of maintaining the health of all trees on your private property. We will cover half of the cost of the arborist's services and tree maintenance and repairs to a maximum rebate of $250 per year per property (exclusive of taxes or other charges).

All work must be prescribed by a Certified Arborist who can be verified at the Trees are Good Website.

The Urban Forest Technician at the Town must verify and approve the work before it is started, which must follow ANSI A-300 Standards. We encourage to obtain two or three quotes as work must be priced with industry averages to be accepted.  Maintenance to include:

  • Pruning (cleaning, structural pruning, restorative, etc.)
  • Deep root fertilizing (if required)
  • Proper mulching practices
  • Emerald Ash Borer injection treatments

Receipts

Please send us all original receipts after the work is completed and paid for, before the end of the calendar year. We will return your receipts if mailed in when we complete your application.  Emailing is acceptable.

Before you start any maintenance

Make sure to send us your application for approval before you start any tree maintenance. We do not issue any refunds before an inspection.

Tree planting

Please Note: The Town is still accepting applications for 2021. 

Use our Tree Planting Program Application to apply for a refund on the cost of a hardwood tree from a recognized nursery. We will cover one tree per property with a refund of 50% of the cost to a maximum of $75.00 (exclusive of taxes or other charges). The minimum purchase price of the tree must be $100.

Receipts

Please send us all original receipts before the end of the calendar year. We will return your receipts when we complete your application.

Before you start planting

Make sure to send us your application for approval before you buy or plant the tree. We do not issue any refunds before an inspection of the planted tree. Make sure to locate any utility underground infrastructure before you plant.