Tree Applications

The Town of New Tecumseth wishes to promote the health of all trees by encouraging you to maintain your private trees with the refund initiative.

Tree maintenance

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).

A certified tree arborist must approve the work, which must follow ANSI A300 standards. Maintenance includes:

  • Pruning
  • Trimming
  • Crown maintenance
  • Emerald Ash Borer protection treatments

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 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 of the work you've completed.

Tree planting

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.