A resident was brought to court by the City of Markham for cutting 3 trees illegally. Eventually, she pleaded guilty and paid a fine of C$4,500 to the court, and at the same time, she had to donate C$45,000 to the “Future Tree” project by City of Markham. It comes to a total cost of almost C$50,000. This does not include the cost of the lawyer fee she spent.
Be careful! Don’t kill trees for your own convenience without a permit!