The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc is actively engaged in the preservation and replacement of trees in our community.
The Municipality recognizes that trees beautify the landscape, reduce the impact of extremes in weather, provide habitat for wildlife, add value to property, and contribute to a healthy environment.
Council encourages municipal operations that are considerate of these values and benefits through its endorsement of a Tree Bylaw and Tree Planting Policy.
To view an overview presentation on the municipal tree program or reference the Tree Bylaw and Tree Planting Policy, follow the links provided below:
For more information on the efforts of the Municipality in managing the impact of the Emerald Ash Borer, follow the links provided below:
For information on the municipal tree program regarding trees on public property, follow the link provided below:
For public requests related to the removal, replacement, or planting of a new tree on public property, please either complete the online public request form or complete a hard copy of the form provided below and deliver it to the public works department on the lower floor of the Strathroy-Caradoc Municipal Office, 52 Frank St., Strathroy.
In 2012, the Municipality worked with the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority to conduct an inventory of available planting locations within the community. This resulted in a planting plan that identified about 3,500 potential planting sites in residential neighbourhoods.
The Municipality, along with its valued community volunteers and corporate partners, is committed to planting infill trees on municipal boulevards each year in an effort to achieve the goal of the planting plan. In 2014, over 250 trees were planted in Strathroy in an effort to replace trees removed due to emerald ash borer disease and to infill in older subdivisions where trees were not planted as part of the original development.
In 2015, the Municipality partnered with the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority and TD Green Streets to plant an additional 250 trees in the north end of Strathroy. Below you will find links to maps showing where trees were planted in 2015.