What are the new maintenance regulations?
  • Fences may not be supported by hedges, dilapidated fences will need to be replaced if determined it cannot stand on its own. Building permit require.
  • Hedges that are determined to be more than 30% deteriorated, dead, or diseased must be replaced.
  • If sections of the fencing or a wall are repaired, the repaired section (less than 30%) shall match the color and material of the existing fence or wall.
  • Existing hedges with more 18 inches of visible trunk at the base must be replaced with an approved hedge material
  • Irrigation is required in the landscape bed to ensure healthy hedge growth.
  • Landscape bed must have mulch at all times.


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1. When does this Ordinance take effect?
2. Why was this ordinance passed?
3. What happens if I need to remove a tree to install a new fence?
4. How will these new regulations be enforced and when?
5. How does this affect me?
6. What are the five (5) required hedges along Wellington’s thoroughfares and why were they chosen?
7. What if I abut a thoroughfare and don’t have a fence or hedge?
8. At what height do hedges on thoroughfare have to be?
9. What can I do if my hedge is not one of the required hedge material?
10. What are the new hedge regulations?
11. Where can I get more information for fence types, color, and materials?
12. What are the new maintenance regulations?