The City of Markham is responsible for the planting, care, pruning and removal of all City-owned trees. City-owned trees are pruned through an ongoing tree maintenance program, where trees that have been deemed as a “hazard,” are pruned or removed immediately. In 2020, the City is launching its tree maintenance program which will result in street trees across all eight Wards being pruned on a cyclical basis, every seven to 10 years.

Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti and Parks and Forestry Supervisor Miles Peart explain the Tree Maintenance Program and what residents can expect this year and moving forward:

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