Maintenance, growth and enhancement of the urban forest are important goals of the City. Considering tree protection in the initial stages of construction planning may mean the difference between preserving a healthy tree and having to remove it. Plans created with tree protection in mind help protect the City’s urban forest.

All construction related applications must include a Tree Protection Plan that shows details of tree protection, prepared in conjunction with an arborist report or in consultation with an arborist, when protected trees are in proximity to the proposed work. If the full minimum tree protection zone cannot be provided, a permit to injure the tree must be obtained.