Forestry Team to Tackle Large Branches

The second phase of cleanup from the February ice storm is now set to begin.

City of Windsor Forestry crews will begin making their way around the city helping homeowners remove large tree branches that require a wood chipper. Some chipping is now underway, but the full rollout is targeted for March 14, 2023.


  1. The large limb service is by appointment only, so call 311 prior to 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, if you have not already done so. Alternatively, enter requests online and using the mobile app until Saturday, March 11, 2023.
  2. Only large branches that are 3 inches/7.6 centimetres or more will be collected and chipped by Forestry.
  3. Branches should be properly organized and lined up to facilitate easy pickup by the crew (not scattered around a front lawn), and left as close as possible to the city right of way without impeding pedestrians.

Phase-one cleanup was very successful. City crews along with the City’s contractor Green For Life (GFL) completed a full sweep of the city and collected over 55 tonnes of yard waste and debris. If your bag was not collected, yard waste is free to drop at the Public Drop-Off Depot, located at 3560 North Service Road East, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Regular spring yard waste collection begins the week of April 17, 2023.

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