2022 Tree Planting Rebate Program

For the 16th year the Town of Truro will be offering cash rebates to residents and businesses towards the purchase price of trees planted within the Town of Truro. The intent of the program is to provide an incentive to Truro citizens to plant new trees as part of the town’s urban forest. The urban forest is vital green infrastructure which provides numerous benefits to us all, far beyond mere aesthetics.

The Tree Committee’s annual urban tree planting programs continues the tradition of encouraging Truro residents to plant new trees in our community and has been doing so for the past 50 years! Under the rebate program participants may apply for a rebate of 50% of the purchase price for up to ten (10) trees per property, to a maximum of $50 per tree! Labour costs to have trees planted are not eligible for the rebate. To qualify for the rebate, trees must have been purchased from a commercial retailer, be appropriate for our plant hardiness zone (Canadian Zone 5 or hardier), and a copy of the original sales receipt must be provided. The program runs between May 1, 2022 and September 30, 2022, or until available program funding is runs out. 

Beginning in 2017, in the interest of diversity, Norway maple and cultivars (Acer platanoides) will no longer be accepted under the tree planting rebate program! 

Beginning in 2018 ash species (Fraxinus) will not be eligible for the rebate due to EAB! 

Please Note this is a Tree Rebate Program not a Landscaping rebate program, therefore shrubs and bushes do not qualify.

To apply for the rebate participants simply contact the Truro Tree Committee, after the trees have been purchased and planted, and a site visit will be arranged to view the trees in the ground at the identified property. A rebate application will be completed and a cheque from the Town will be processed and mailed to the applicant. To apply for the rebate, and arrange for a site visit, contact Jenna Brown at 902-895-4243 or at .  

Truro’s urban forest benefits us all, and it needs YOUR help to ensure its long-term health and sustainability. Urban forests are a front-line defense against global climate change and help manage stormwater runoff and flooding! 

Winter Parking Ban


WHEREAS, DUE TO THE CONGESTION OF THE STREETS IN THE Town of Truro, caused by vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the limitations of the unrestricted use of the streets liable to be caused by the presence of snow and ice thereon, I am of the opinion that emergencies and special conditions exist and so I declare:

THEREFORE, under the authority of Section 202 (2) of the Motor Vehicle Act, as Traffic Authority for the Town of Truro, I make the following temporary regulations:

 1. Notwithstanding that sure traffic signs have been erected in the Town of Truro prohibiting or permitting the parking or leaving standing of vehicles upon sections of the streets during the hours stated thereon,

(A) Between the 15th day of December 2021, and the 1st day of April, 2022, inclusive, no owner or driver or person, having control or custody of any vehicle shall park or leave standing the same upon any street in the Town of Truro, between the hours of one o'clock in the morning and the hour of seven o'clock in the morning of the same day.

(B) No owner or driver of any vehicle shall between the 15th day of December 2021, and the 1st day of April, 2022, inclusive, park or leave the same standing and unattended by a person authorized to move and capable of operating the same upon any street in the Town of Truro in such manner as to hinder, inconvenience, or prevent the proper removal of snow or ice from such street.

(C) Nothing in the foregoing regulations shall, however, apply to:

(i) The Motor Vehicle of a physician or surgeon parking reasonably near their office or residence and immediately available for professional calls.

(ii) Motor Vehicles parking by a physician or surgeon who is actually engaged in their professional occupation, reasonably near where they are so engaged.

(iii) Motor Vehicles parked by an operator who is actually engaged in discharging the duties of a police officer or peace officer.

(iv) Commercial vehicles parked by an operator for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise.

2. The time referred to shall be the time from time to time legally in effect in the Town of Truro. It shall be an offence for any person to fail to comply with these regulations and any such person will be liable to a penalty as provided by Section 292 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Andrew J. MacKinnon,
P.Eng. Traffic Authority for the
Town of Truro, Nova Scotia

2021 Colchester REMO Emergency Management Plan

Colchester REMO Emergency Plan

2021 Urban Tree Planting Programs

For the 49th year, the Town of Truro will be helping citizens' plant new trees within the urban forest, offering two separate urban tree planting programs:

#1. Tree Planting Rebate Program

The rebate program is to encourage town residents to plant larger stock trees. 

Residents wishing to apply for a rebate of up to $50 per tree toward the purchase price of trees they have purchased and planted can do so at any time between May 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021. Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis and rebates will be given toward trees of appropriate species (Canadian Plant Hardiness Zone 5 or hardier) until the end of the program deadline or available funding, whichever comes first. The rebate is for 50% of the purchase price of the tree, to a maximum of $50 per tree, and for up to ten (10) trees per property. For more information on appropriate species and to apply, contact the Urban Forestry Coordinator at 902-893-6071, or via e-mail 

Tree Planting Rebate Program

#2. DIY Tree Planting Program

The DIY Program is the sale of smaller, potted trees to Town and County residents alike.

The "Do It Yourself" project (DIY) planting program includes a large selection of trees and shrubs for purchase, the majority being native to our Acadian Forest Region. These smaller 1-gallon potted trees and shrubs range in height from 25cm to 100cm, depending on the species selected.

Trees & shrubs under the DIY program are available for $10 each, taxes included! Orders will be accepted until June 18, 2021 and will be available for pick-up Friday, June 25, 2021 at the Parks, Recreation & Culture Dept facility located at 200 Willow St., next to the Needs store, from 10am until 2pm. Orders will be processed on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability, as numbers may be limited at the nursery.

Written descriptions of the tree species being offered through this year’s program are included in the attached newsletter. Those with internet access may wish to visit the website noted at the end of each description in order to view an image of the tree.

To place your order simply fill out the order form below, or print one off the Town website and mail it in or drop it off with your payment to the Town Office at 695 Prince St. 

2021 Urban Tree Planting Program.pdf

For more information on these two programs, call the The Urban Forestry Coordinator at 902-893-6071, or via e-mail



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