Through our daily work at Beechwood Tree, we are very much aware that our urban forests contribute to maintaining a healthy environment. Needless to say, our day to day work sometimes includes performing tree removal. Fortunately, urban forestry regulations have been established to protect healthy trees from being removed unnecessarily. These by-laws must first be considered before such work can be done.
This brief information presentation is meant to bring awareness to necessary policies or regulations you will be confronted with when it undoubtedly becomes necessary to address an arboriculture issue. Regardless of which GTA community you live in, Brampton, Mississauga, or Etobicoke, it is helpful to understand the purposes for their respective tree by-laws. You are not going to encounter unrealistic challenges or regulations when needing removal work done for valid reasons. Essentially, forestry regulations are established to control arbitrarily cutting one tree down for no good reason. You can always call us for specific information regarding your area: our knowledgeable staff can guide you through the maze.
Have you determined that a tree on your property is causing problems and needs to be removed? Of course, among your various options, one is doing it yourself. But, are you aware of potential downfalls (pun intended) of all that is involved, i.e. costs, specialized equipment, very strenuous manual labour, knowledge, insurance and legal considerations? Those are just some of the factors that need to be considered. This is especially true for large jobs. Beechwood Tree's team of professionals can provide necessary guidance and expertise to get the job done properly, safely, and cost effectively. For instance, arborist reports or permits are not required in all instances; we will keep you from complicating the processes by applying for them unnecessarily. Why not call our professional personnel to request no-obligation free estimates through an on-site assessment?
When Permit Applications Are Not Required to Remove a Tree
When Permit Applications Are Unlikely To Be Considered
There are situations when a removal permit application will most likely be denied, as unreasonable request. City-employed arborists may recommend alternative courses of actions to lessen particular issues listed below.
When Removal Permit Applications Are Considered
The information presented here is intended for general awareness only, and MUST NOT be relied upon as an official by-law guide. Beechwood Tree Co. makes no representation of legal advice. It is your responsibility to contact City of Brampton Urban Forestry Section at 905‑874‑2906 for official documentation.
Permission and Permit Application Processes
The City of Mississauga’s by-laws set is quite different from other GTA communities. With other information presentations on by-laws, we offer some basic insight on removal processes. In the case of Mississauga, we are simply going to refer you to the source. We recommend reading the 4-page Mississauga Tree Permit/Permission Process PDF document which will give you a good overview of what to expect. Additionally, their full 7-page By-Law Number 474-05 PDF document is recommended for full legal wordings and understanding. Please keep in mind that we are very accustomed to sorting through the sometimes confusing details of these types of legal documents; it is part of our daily routine. Our Certified Arborists are only one phone call away if we may be of help to point you in the right direction. Ask us about our free estimates at the same time.
The information presented here is intended for general awareness only, and MUST NOT be relied upon as an official by-law guide. Beechwood Tree Co. makes no representation of legal advice. It is your responsibility to contact City of Mississauga Urban Forestry at 905‑615‑4311 for official permits or opinions.
Permit Exemption - Work May Proceed Without Contacting Toronto Urban Forestry Services
It is not necessary to fill an application to injure or destroy a tree on a commercial or residential private property as indicated by Etobicoke tree by-law details outlined in unofficial general terms below:
Removal Permit Applications Are Unlikely To Be Approved Under These Circumstances
There are situations when a removal permit applications will most likely be denied. Request examples below may be considered as a burden by some residential homeowners (but a joy for others) and will be rejected.
Permit Applications to Injure or Destroy Urban Property Trees
If you are unsure of circumstances as it relates to your commercial or residential property, call Beechwood Tree’s qualified personnel for further general guidance. If you have determined that you must submit an application consideration they may be hand delivered, mailed, or sent by courier to Etobicoke York District: Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, M9C 2Y2. Complete regulatory information is available by downloading the document entitled Toronto Private Tree By-law Article III, Chapter 813.
The information presented here is intended for general awareness only, and MUST NOT be relied upon as an official by-law guide. Beechwood Tree Co. makes no representation of legal advice. It is your responsibility to contact the City of Toronto concerning trees on private property at 416‑392‑2489 for official documentation.