Your tree may be protected by the City of London Tree Protection By-law if your tree is a Distinctive Tree or if it falls within the Tree Protection Area. You may need to apply for a permit if destroying or injuring a tree.
All Trees in a Tree Protection Area are protected, regardless of size. To find out if your tree is within a Tree Protection Area, consult CityMap. We have created some instructions for how to use CityMap in the link below.
Your tree is a Protected Distinctive Tree if the following statements are true:
- My tree is greater than or equal to 50 cm in diameter, measured 1.4 metres above ground level; AND,
- My tree is also located within the Urban Growth Boundary of the City.