This by-law affects all private property owners wanting to remove a tree. The relaxation to allow tree removal without a permit for trees between 20cm-30cm diameter is part of a one-year pilot and will be reassessed by June 2022.
We are making changes to speed up permitting and reduce wait times.
When you need a permit
You need a tree removal permit for every tree that has a diameter (width) of 30 centimetres or greater, measured at 1.4 metres above the ground. Note A tree trunk with a diameter of 30 centimetres will have a circumference of approximately 94 centimetres.
You don't need a permit to remove a tree that is smaller than 30 centimetres in diameter unless the tree was previously identified as a replacement tree, or is as part of a landscape design for a new development project.
Note The tree permit must be posted in a visible location during tree removal.