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. Read the City's Tree Preservation By-law here.
- A permit is not required to remove a tree located within 2 metres (6 feet 6 inches) of an occupied building.
- A permit is not required to remove a trees with a diameter of less than 30 centimetres (12 inches) measured at 1.37 metres height from the ground.
The Application to Injure or Destroy a Tree on Private Land is available here.
Woodlot Conservation By-law
The City of Brampton's Woodlot Conservation By-law was adopted to protect and conserve woodlands/woodlots in Brampton. Read the City's Woodlot Conservation By-law here.
A permit is required when making alterations to a woodland/woodlot outside of the formal development approval process (e.g. re-zoning, 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.
The Application to Permit the Injury or Destruction of Trees within Woodlots is available here.
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.