Edmonton Tree Permit Information

Anytime you are planning to have a tree removed in Edmonton it’s important to find out whether a permit is required. In this case it’s always a smart move to call an arborist in Edmonton. The short answer is it will depend on if the tree is protected, some examples of protected trees are:


–       On land owned by or in the possession of the district ( land, park, boulevard, road land allowance )

–       Within a streamside protected area

–       On a terrain with a slope greater than 30%

–       A replacement tree

–       A heritage tree

–       A wildlife tree

–       Located on waterfront or wetland

–       One of the following species: Arbutus, Garry Oak, Oregon Ash, Pacific Yew, Western White Pine. Yellow Cedar

Should the tree be protected and does not meet any of these definitions of protected you will still require a permit if it is 75 C  (30”) in diameter or greater when measured 1.3 metres above ground level, or a tree.

Permit Requirements

These requirements vary depending on whether the tree is located on your property or district land and each has it’s own application process and form.

If The Tree Is Located On Your Own Property:

–       If you want to prune a large diameter tree or remove a protected tree on your own property obtain an independent arborists report

–       If you want to prune or remove a large diameter tree on your own property complete the tree permit application including the species, size and location of the tree.

Submit the Edmonton Arborists report and application form in person at the District Hall or email.

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