Tree Cutting By-Laws: What Municipal Councils Need to Know by the OLA

Municipalities across Ontario are updating or introducing tree-cutting by-laws. OLA Director of Research, Elizabeth Marshall has updated her report on the subject. First published in 2012, the report explains that the Municipalities need to consider other pieces of legislation, prior to implementing the “tree cutting by-law” and how limited municipal by-laws must be.

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