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Permit to Injure, Remove/Destroy a Tree

Broken Tree

To prevent unnecessary destruction or injury of trees, a permit is needed to trim, remove or destroy a tree on privately owned land.

Privately Owned Land

The City of Woodstock has bylaws in place to prevent unnecessary destruction or injury of trees. The bylaw document – Property Maintenance Chapter 763 Trees Protection – Privately – Owned Lands, states that any property deemed as a woodland, lands with pending applications for development, environmentally protected, and certain zoning categories must apply to make changes to the trees on that land.

There are exemptions for this bylaw laid out in the bylaw document under Article 4.

If you own property as described in the bylaw and would like to make changes to the trees on your land, you can submit an application online.

What About a Tree in my Yard?

Trees located on residential land, not owned by the City of Woodstock are at the discretion of the property owner and do not require a permit for injury or removal. If you have a tree on your property that you are unsure is on City land, please call 519-539-2382 ext. 4101 and we will have a staff member come out and do an inspection.

Contact Us

© 2017 City of Woodstock P.O. Box 1539, 500 Dundas Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7


Phone: 519-539-1291
Email: General Information

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