What is required for heritage trees related to development applications?

In addition to the heritage tree permit application, the applicant must submit a complete arborist report which must be written by a consulting arborist from the City-approved list. A complete arborist report includes: 

  1. An arborist report may, but not limited to include, tree inventory table, the tree appraisal value of each heritage tree
  2. A tree protection and mitigation guidelines to disclose the tree protection fencing requirements and other details
  3. A tree plan/site map to include a replacement tree plan
  4. Any other support documentations, such as diagrams or pictures. 

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1. How do I measure a tree that has multiple trunks?
2. How much of a heritage tree can I prune without a permit?
3. Where could I get an application to remove or heavily prune a heritage tree?
4. What do I need to submit to the City for a permit application to remove or heavily prune a Heritage tree?
5. Is there a fee for the permit?
6. Do I need a permit to remove a dead heritage tree?
7. What is required for heritage trees related to development applications?
8. Could the city arborist come out and take a look at my tree before I apply for a permit?
9. Can the City recommend a certified arborist?
10. On what basis does the city arborist approve a permit?
11. How do I find the status of my permit application?
12. Can I appeal the decision?
13. Do I have to plant a replacement tree?
14. What if I don’t have any space on my property to replant a tree that has been approved for removal?
15. Is there a public platform to track permit applications, pending appeals, and proposed tree replacements?
16. What are tree appraisals and why are they required?
17. Will notices be required for decisions made under Criterion 1, 2, 3, or 4?