City of Burlington Private Tree Bylaw
Updated April 19 2022
When do I need a permit?
Property owners will need to apply for a Tree Removal Permit when removing:
* Additional permits and regulations apply
**Permit is still required; fees and compensation are waived.
When do I not need a permit?
Trees that are injured or removed under the Tree Removal Permit will need to be replaced. The tree’s diameter, measured at 1.4 m above ground, as well as the overall condition rating will impact the total number of cm required to be replaced. Generally, one replacement tree is required for every 10 cm diameter removed. The on-site consultation will determine measurements and replacements.
If there is no room for the replacement trees to be planted on the property, there will be a charge of $400 per replacement tree. This money will be used toward the Private Tree Incentive Program where private homeowners will be encouraged to plant trees on their property.
Fees and Fines
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