• City Streamlines Private Tree By-law Application Process

    Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Update

    To help property owners manage the removal of privately owned Ash trees in a timely manner, the City has improved the Private Tree By-law application process to deal with the increased volume of applications due to dead and dying ash trees.


    A permit is still required to remove three (3) or more dead, dying or hazardous trees over 15 cm (6 in) in diameter on private property.


    Now, a certified arborist can sign off on the application form to confirm that the Ash trees are dead or dying due to EAB. This will help streamline the process. As with any dead or dying tree, there will be no fee required.