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Burlington Tree Bylaw guidelines are available for public

After significant public pushback when Burlington first launched a tree bylaw, a revised set of guidelines is now available for residents. The City has created a “Guide to Tree Protection” to help property owners and applicants navigate tree protection and the City’s tree by-laws, with a focus on the Private Tree By-law. The free guide is available online at burlington.ca/forestprotection.

Information in the Guide includes:

•             What rules are in place to protect trees?

•             Which trees are protected under the City’s tree by-laws?

•             When do I need or not need a tree permit?

•             How do I work around trees without hurting them?

•             What do I need to get a Private Tree Permit?

The Guide also features helpful illustrations that highlight key points to working around trees and aspects of the permit application. These illustrations will help applicants understand what is needed when applying for a tree permit.  

What is the Private Tree By-law?

The Private Tree By-law protects trees on private property within the City’s Urban Planning Area Boundary. If you live within the Urban Planning Area Boundary, you will need to apply for a permit to injure or remove a tree 20 cm in diameter or greater measured at 1.37 m from the ground. Heritage trees and endangered, threatened, and at-risk species are also protected and may require additional approvals in addition to your tree permit.

What is the Public Tree By-law?

The Public Tree By-law regulates publicly owned trees. You will need to apply for a permit to injure or remove any tree of any size anywhere on public property. The Public Tree By-law is applicable city-wide which includes both the Urban and Rural Planning Area Boundaries.

Contact the City before submitting a permit to remove a public tree at 905-335-7777 or city@burlington.ca.

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