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Tree Protection

By-law

The City's Tree Protection By-law 6108/03 prevents the destruction of healthy trees in the specified tree protection areas, in an effort to protect and preserve the environment.

Highlights - What You Need to Know

  • subject to the exemptions below, permits are required to remove trees located in a designated protection area at a cost of $100.00
  • dead, dangerous, diseased or severely injured trees require permits for removal, these permits are $25.00; provided the City's arborist has confirmed the compromised state of the tree

Exemptions

  • permits are not required for trees not located in the designated protection area
  • permits are not required for trees located in the designated protection area if the tree is less than 25 millimetres in diameter measured at a height of 1.5 meters above grade

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