Can I appeal the decision?

Who can appeal is dependent on how the city arborist makes his decision and the appeal period is 15 days after the decision date. 

  • If the decision is based on Criterion 1, 2, 3, or 4, only the permit applicant may appeal.
  • If the decision is based on Criterion 5 or 6, any community member (residents, property owners, permit applicants) may appeal.

Please refer to the heritage tree ordinance for more details on the decision making criteria or the City website and refer to the Master Fee Schedule for the appeal fee.

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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?