If the tree is on the property to be developed, excavation for a new building may require that the tree be removed. If the tree is on a neighbouring property, or straddles a property line, excavation may still result in damage to the tree that would require its removal. Talk to your neighbour about any trees of concern; trees to be removed that are not on the subject property require permission from the property owner.
- Tree cutting permits: Any trees to be retained must be properly protected. An agreement is required between neighbours, outlining the existing and future condition, as well as having photos. Tree replacement plans may be required as part of the development of a site, or for the removal of trees.