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Living Snow Fences

A living snow fence is a barrier created by plants, shrubs and trees to reduce snow blown across roads.

Planting trees and shrubs is not only more attractive and more environmentally-friendly than building a wood fence, but also more convenient than putting up and taking down traditional snow fences.

Benefits of participating

When you take part in the Living Snow Fence program, everyone wins.


  • Get free trees and shrubs!
  • Get year-round beautification and the plants help screen your property from the road.
  • Enhance your property.


  • Work with you to pick the trees and shrubs that best suit your property.
  • Customize a planting plan.
  • Buy the trees and shrubs for you and do the planting work for free.
  • Improve road safety as the living fence grows.

Qualifying for a living snow fence

You'll likely qualify for a living snow fence if:

  • Your property fronts the west or north side of a Peel Regional Road.
  • You have approximately 30 metres of set back from the right of way.
  • You currently have a wooden snow fence(s) installed in the winter.

To learn more about the Living Snow Fence Program, call 905-791-7800 ext. 4409.


The Region of Peel partners with the following organizations to build living snow fences throughout Peel:


Revised: Thursday June 12 2014


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