With the summer season in full swing, the trees are growing rapidly and more landscaping work is required. The idea to cut down a tree may cross your mind. However, please remember that the Town of Mount Royal is endeavouring to preserve and enhance its urban forest. So, it is vital to give some important reminders regarding the bylaws relating to cutting down trees, which is permitted only a last resort:
- At first, you must submit an application to cut down a tree before taking action, even if the tree is dead.
- It is prohibited to begin cutting down trees or to carry out landscaping work without the necessary permits.
- You must count on three weeks to receive a response from the inspector.
- An application to cut down a tree is either approved or rejected pursuant to By-law 1441, Chapter IX, Section II (the aesthetic appearance, shade, leaves, fruits and flowers of a tree do not justify cutting it down).
- If there is any doubt as to the condition of a tree, you may submit an application to cut down a tree so that the Town’s inspector can examine it.
Please note that it is not necessary to apply for a permit to cut down hedges and that any violation of By-law 1441 relating to cutting down trees is an offence.
For more information, please contact: (514) 734-4121.