With spring now unfolding its charms, the trees are budding and landscaping projects are beginning to hatch in many households. The idea of cutting 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. At this time of the year, it becomes vital to provide you with some important reminders regarding the local regulation governing tree cutting, a measure which is permitted only a last resort.
- You must first submit an application to cut down a tree before taking any other 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.
- Keep in mind that it may take up to thirty (30) working days before you receive a response from the inspector.
- An application to cut down a tree is either approved or rejected based on provisions within By-law No. 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 prune a tree or remove a hedge, but that any violation of By-law No. 1441 in cutting down trees will trigger a fine.
For more information, please contact: Dunnia Lopez, 514 734-4122 or email@example.com.