North Glengarry releases draft version of Clear Cutting By-law

Posted on Thursday June 18, 2020
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Alexandria, Ontario, June 17, 2020 – The Township of North Glengarry is inviting the public to review the draft version of its new Clear Cutting By-Law, which is now available on the municipal website.


The Clear Cutting By-Law does not prohibit cutting individual trees, it serves to regulate the clear cutting of trees in areas greater than 1-hectare (2.5 acres). In order to undertake clear cutting under this new proposed Clear Cutting By-Law, applicants are required to submit an application on the prescribed form, along with a fee of $50 per acre up to a maximum fee of $500 per clear cutting.


As part of the application process, Township staff will collect comments from the required departments, to ensure that all permits are fully evaluated. If approved, a “Tree Clear Cutting Permit” will be issued and posted on the subject lands.


A “Stop Work Order” or a “Work Order” may be issued to stop clear-cutting and/or rehabilitate or replant trees in instances where the Township believes that a contravention of the North Glengarry Clear Cutting By-Law has occurred. Penalties may be imposed on anyone who directly contravenes this proposed By-Law, after it comes into affect.


For more information, or to request a copy of the Clear Cutting By-Law and supporting documentation, please feel free to contact the Township of North Glengarry Building, By-Law and Planning Department by email at  A copy of the draft Clear Cutting By-Law is available online at


The deadline for submitting written comments is July 1st, 2020.


Written comments regarding this proposed Clear Cutting By-Law should be emailed to or mailed to:


Township of North Glengarry

Building, By-Law and Planning Department

PO Box 700, 90 Main Street South

Alexandria, ON, K0C 1A0.


Municipal public consultation meeting details will be provided at a later date.







Sarah Huskinson, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Township of North Glengarry T. 613-525-1110/ /

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