Milton sets workshop on new Tree Canopy Ordinance

Credit: City of Milton

Credit: City of Milton

Milton has scheduled a workshop Wednesday about its new Tree Canopy Conservation Ordinance and what it means for homeowners.

The meeting is set for 5 to 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall. Residents also can attend via Zoom,, and the meeting will be streamed live on the Milton Facebook page: Additionally, Milton has created a webpage with key points for homeowners about the new ordinance:

The ordinance is intended to maintain the city’s diverse tree population, officials said.

Among other requirements, it mandates a permit for the removal of any tree of 15-inch DBH (diameter at breast height) and larger; for any small canopy tree, such as dogwood or redbud, 8 inches or larger; and for any tree within a landscape or stream buffer. Homeowners also may be required to plant new trees. Information: