City Trees | Boulevards and Parks
Call 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to report City trees that are leaning on private fences, sheds and homes. City
staff will then inspect these situations for immediate hazards.
If you choose to remove City trees that are impacting your property, this will
be done at your own expense.
Trees | Private Property
For non-emergency damage to private trees, residents are encouraged to contact
a qualified arborist to assess the situation. Should residents decide to
bring down their private trees partially or fully, they are required to
notify and seek City permission first.
Safe Removal of Damaged Trees
Damaged trees and fallen branches can be unpredictable. The City of
Brampton recommends that residents seek qualified, insured tree care professionals
to perform work on branches larger than 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter, or
on trees within 4 metres of overhead lines.
Hiring a Tree Care Professional
- Verify qualifications and ask for references.
- 'Certified Arborist' describes a person who has been recognized
by the Province of Ontario or the International Society of Arboriculture
for their tree care expertise. Persons having this qualification should
be able to produce documentation with their credentials.
- Verify that tree services are the primary focus of the company
- Verify up-to-date insurance coverage.
Residents are advised to be wary of service providers in 'unmarked' vehicles
or those requiring cash payments.