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Town of Oakville Tree Protection By-Law and Hoarding

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Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 07:10 PM

Subject: Town of Oakville Tree Protection By-Law and Hoarding

The goal of the by-law is to protect trees during construction activity to preserve trees. Even if the trees are on your property you still may be required to protect them, and pay a tree deposit ensuring their safety. If the tree to be protected is an endangered tree, or rare and in a mature state, they may make the protection zone and process into a more strict condition.


It is important to remember that in order to maintain the trees orignal factors, nothing is to be stored, placed or have any contact with the protected area. If their is for any reason, contact the town of Oakville.

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Posted: 2011-03-22 19:18:53

The Tree Protection Zone: This information was taken from the Town of Oakville By-Law to educate the public about their minimum dimensions for Tree Protection Zones.


Trunk Diameter: This is the diameter of the tree at chest height (1.4 metres)


Less than 10 cm - 1.8m around the tree


11 - 40 cm : 2.4m around the tree


41 - 50 cm : 3.0m around the tree


51 - 60 cm : 3.6m around the tree


61 - 70 cm : 4.2m around the tree


71 - 80 cm : 4.8m around the tree


81 - 90 cm : 5.4m around the tree


91 - 100cm +: 6.0m around the tree


It is highly reccomended to take the Tree Protection Zone further than the required distance. The extra material cost is minimal compared to the damage potentially caused.

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Posted: 2011-03-22 19:46:55

How do you build the Hoarding?


The zone is built at least 4 ft tall. Most are 4 ft tall because the fence sections are commonly sold at 4 ft. The fence commonly used is the standard orange snow fence. The fence is generally around $40 for 50 ft. The tree barrier is made with T-Bar as posts generally every 8 - 10 ft to maintain a firm support. The posts are $12.00 each.  The posts are on the outside of the build. Once the T-Bars are in place, wooden 2x4's are used to box in the T-Bars. 2x4's are $3.00 each. Generally they are screwed through the T-Bar holes into another short piece of wood to create a bite. This is done on the top and the Bottom. Make sure to remember that the snow fence is 4 ft so measure your distance. Start with the top. The fence is to be kept in 1 piece. It can be screwed through itself but doesnt work as well as a Heavy Duty Staple Gun. This process is the fun one and pretty quick. Be sure to keep it tight, beause you also have to support a 40 x 60 cm sign stating that the Tree is being protected. This needs to be on all sides.


The Sign needs to say:


TREE PROTECTION ZONE


No grade change, storage of materials or equipment is permitted within this area. The tree protection barrier must not be removed without the written authorization of the Town of Oakville


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This information was taken from the Town of Oakville Parks and Open Space Department Procedural Policy

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Posted: 2011-03-22 19:55:13

To build a long term, high end fence which is sometimes required when excess dirt material may fall into he Tree Protection Zone. The fence sections are to be made out of wood, such as chipboard. When this is in a pedestrian or traffic area, with a wood fence reflective strips, or visiable markings are needed.

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