Heritage Tree Care, Toronto Arborists will provide you with a detailed report by an ISA certified arborist, and communicate with the City of Toronto on your behalf to:
Acquire an exemption from the Private-tree Bylaw for immediate removal of a dead, dying or imminently hazardous tree.
Acquire a permit for removal of an unwanted tree, over 30cm diameter at chest height*.
Acquire a permit to injure or destroy a tree for construction purposes, and develop a tree protection plan and tree protection zone where needed.
Permits are issued for removal only if the homeowner agrees that a replacement tree will be planted on their property, as required by the Toronto Private Tree Bylaw. Preference is given to large-growing shade trees, and native species that are hardy to this climate. Let us recommend you a species of tree to fit your tastes and your yard!.
Tree Preservation By-laws are intended to encourage good forestry practices to protect and promote the value of trees in our community. The by-law provides clear guidelines on the circumstances under which trees on private property may or may not be removed, and when permits are required. The Tree Preservation By-law’s focus is on individual trees. If you need information on construction related permits/protection CONTACT US directly.
- Permit required to Injure or Remove.
- 3 or more trees over 15cm in diameter measured at 1.4m from ground.
- 3 or more dead, dying or hazardous trees over 15cm measured at 1.4m from ground. (Including ash trees infested with EAB)
- Application to Permit the Injury or Destruction of Trees (PDF)
- For more information click here.