Tree Preservation By-law
Brampton is committed to maintaining a healthy urban forest. That means protecting the trees in parks, public spaces and on private property. This by-law provides clear guidelines on the circumstances under which trees on private property may or may not be removed.
Woodlot Conservation By-law
The City of Brampton's Woodlot Conservation By-law was adopted to protect and conserve woodlands/woodlots in Brampton. A permit is required when making alterations to a woodland/woodlot outside of the formal development approvals’ process (rezoning, plan of subdivision, site plan, etc.).
The City defines a “woodlot” as a portion of land that is at least 0.2 hectares in area that has:
- 200 trees, of any size, per 0.2 hectare;
- 150 trees, measuring over five (5) centimetres, per 0.2 hectare;
- 100 trees, measuring over twelve (12) centimetres, per 0.2 hectare; or
- 50 trees, measuring over twenty (20) centimetres, per 0.2 hectare.
This by-law does not extend or include cultivated fruit or nut orchards, or a plantation established for the purpose of producing Christmas trees or nursery stock.
To ensure good forestry practices are implemented during the removal of trees within a woodlot, a Silvicultural Prescription must be included with your application. A Silvicultural Prescription is a site-specific plan that describes the long-term woodlot management objectives.