City of Sarnia

Tree Care and Maintenance

Trees are a vital part of our community. The City endeavors to plant a tree in front of every home wherever possible. In summer, mature trees provide shelter from the sun’s direct rays and help to cool your home or reduce air conditioning costs. In winter, they cut wind speeds and help to reduce your heating bill. Trees also provide us with an oxygen source and absorb carbon-dioxide and other pollutants in the air. In addition, shade trees may add at least ten percent to the real estate value of your home.

To assist in beautifying your street we ask that you take a personal interest in your tree, particularly in its early stages of development.


Tree Pruning
Pruning is a common and important maintenance practice. Well pruned trees look better, are safer, healthier and live longer.

Trees are pruned for:


If you have any other questions about a tree that is located on city property, please call us at 519-332-0330 extension 3209, and we will be happy to help.



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This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, April 12, 2018 4:06 PM