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Service and Information Update

Update on May 21 storm cleanup

BRAMPTON, ON (May 25, 2022) – Cleanup and restoration efforts continue across the city following the storm on May 21.

Staff are currently attending all sites where damage has occurred on City-owned trees to make the area safe. 

Tree debris may be present on boulevards and in parks and open spaces over the next several weeks as immediate hazards are being addressed.

Reporting tree removal or damage

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The City of Brampton’s undertakes maintenance of trees, including pruning or removal of trees located within City-owned property such as parks and boulevards in-front of homes.

Residents are not authorized to remove or damage any City-owned trees. 

Requests for tree removal are first inspected:
• Inspections are conducted approximately 90 days from initial request
• Forestry staff will leave a Tree Door Hanger to notify inspection has been completed
• Necessary work will be schedule after inspection

Reports of tree removal or damage without a permit are investigated by the Parks & Forestry and By-Law Enforcement Departments.

To report any fallen City tree branches, trees or debris, please submit your report online at, 311 mobile app or by calling 311.

Removing private trees

As a property owner you can remove privately owned trees on your property, but may require a permit according to the Tree Preservation By-Law.

Some examples where a permit is not required include:
• If a tree is located within two metres of an occupied building
• Trees with a diameter of less than 30 centimeters, measured from 1.37 metres from the ground
• If injury to a tree is necessary for emergency work

Requesting new/replacement of City-owned trees

The City of Brampton’s undertakes maintenance of trees, including tree replacements, for trees located within City-owned property such as parks and boulevards in-front of homes.

Members of the public are not permitted to conduct any work, including pruning, on City-owned trees.

When residents submit a request regarding trees, the following steps take place:
• A Tree Inspection will be conducted approximately 90 days from the initial request
• The Inspector will leave a ‘Tree Door Hanger’ on your door to let you know the inspection is complete
• The necessary work will be scheduled for completion
• Forestry staff may place a painted marking on the curb to indicate the approximate location of the future tree planting
• New Planting requests are scheduled the following calendar year and take place between June-December, weather dependant
• Tree selections are determined by certified Arborists based on what is best suited for the area

To request a New/Replacement tree, please submit your request online at, 311 mobile app or by calling 311.

Yard waste collection by the Region of Peel
Residential yard waste collection, including tree trimmings and branches, is led by the Region of Peel. 
When disposing of yard waste, please keep in mind the following rules:
• Yard waste containers must be labelled, open, rigid, and reusable. If you receive cart collection, you can use your old blue or grey box for your yard waste.
• Securely tie brush in bundles up to 1.2 m (4 ft) long and 76 cm (30 in) wide. Brush bundles cannot weigh more than 20 kg (44 lb). Brush and tree trimmings must be 10 cm (4 in) or less in diameter to be collected from the curb.
• Only brown Kraft paper bags containing yard waste are collected. Plastic bags are not acceptable.
• A filled yard waste bag or container must weigh less than 20 kg (44 lbs) to be collected.
• Leave at least 1 m (3 ft) of clear space between your yard waste and your waste carts.

Residential yard waste that does not fit within these guidelines is accepted for a fee, year-round, at all Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRCs).

For more details on waste collection, visit the Region of Peel’s website here.



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