BYLAW NO. 374

 A BYLAW OF THE TOWN OF BREDENBURY

TREES AND HEDGES

 The Council of the Town of Bredenbury, in the Province of Saskatchewan, enacts as follows:

  1. This bylaw shall be referred to as the TREES AND HEDGES BYLAW
  2. DEFINITIONS:
  1. Resident - A resident of Town of Bredenbury
  2. Municipality - Town of Bredenbury
  3. Tree - a woody perennial plant, typically having a single stem or trunk growing to a considerable height and bearing lateral branches at some distance from the ground.
  4. Hedge -a fence or boundary formed by closely growing bushes or shrubs.
  5. Leaves -a flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and bladelike, that is attached to a stem directly or via a stalk. Leaves are the main organs of photosynthesis and transpiration.
  6. Pinecones and Pine needles -the conical or rounded woody fruit of a pine tree, with scales that open to release the seeds.
  7. Neighbour - resident that resides on either side of your property
  8. Roots - the part of a plant that attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibers.
  1. No resident may trim or cut down a tree that is on municipal property
  2. A resident may trim a tree or hedge that is a municipality tree or hedge that is overhanging onto resident’s property with permission of municipality.
  3. A resident may trim a tree branch or roots of a tree that is overhanging on their property as long as doing so does not cause the tree to die; and as long as you do not trespass on neighbours property.
  1. All costs would be payable by the resident that cut them unless a prior arrangement is made with owner of the tree.
  2. Permission from neighbour is recommended when applicable; however not required if there is an estranged relationship.
  1. Any leaves, pine needles, pine cones that falls from a neighbours tree onto your property is not the owner of the trees responsibility; as the neighbour cannot come onto your property to remove them. This is not considered a danger or impediment to property.
  1. You may speak with neighbour about removal of the tree but the owner of tree would have to agree.
  1. When the tree or hedge is right on property line and there is no distinction on who owns the said tree or hedge, then both residents are considered owners of the tree.

 

INTRODUCED AND READ A FIRST TIME THIS 13th Day of December, 2016

READ A SECOND TIME THIS13th Day of December, 2016

READ A THIRD TIME BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT AND PASSED THIS 13th Day of

December, 2016

 

Certified a true and                                                                  _____________________

Accurate copy of                                                                              Mayor

Bylaw #374, which

Was passed by Council                                                                    

On the 13th day of                                                                _____________________

December, 2016                                                                               CAO

 

 

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CAO