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Tree Notice By-law

Anyone who wants to remove a tree or trees on private property, if the tree has a diameter of at least 7.5 centimetres at breast height, must give the City at least 72 hours written notice before removing the tree.

The 72 hours will start once this notification form has been submitted. You will receive a confirmation email that your notice has been received.

The details for each tree being removed must be entered on this form by using the Add Additional Tree button. 

City-owned trees are protected from injury or destruction by By-law 1982-82 and Chapter 765 of the Municipal Code. Contact Public Works at 705-745-1386 to confirm ownership of the tree before commencing any work.  Ownership must be confirmed before the 72 hour Notification is in effect.

Residents can request that one of the City’s Urban forestry staff visit their property to help identify species of trees that they are considering removing, to discuss the reasons for removal, and to provide recommendations on opportunities to plant certain types of trees that complement our climate and the biodiversity – or mix of trees – in our urban forest.

Tree owner information

Tree information