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Policy on trees

Adopted by city council on June 20, 2005, the Tree Policy seeks to equip Montréal and its boroughs with a collective vision and effective management tools for interventions related to trees.

In order to allow each and every citizen to contribute to the preservation and development of our arboreal heritage, the Tree Policy proposes a series of activities including the creation of an inventory and an arboreal plan, as well as the establishment of maintenance programs for public trees.

In addition to regulating felling and coordinating interventions on public land, the Tree Policy also targets trees located on private property. The new regulations protect trees, and they involve necessary adaptations and modifications to the borough’s previous laws of planning concerning felling.

If you want to cut down a tree on your property, you will need a tree felling permit