It is prohibited to fell any tree located on private property within the territory of the Beaconsfield without having first obtained a permit for this purpose.

A certificate of authorization can be issued in the following circumstances:

  1. the tree is dead or has an irreversible disease;
  2. the tree is dangerous to the health or safety of citizens;
  3. the tree or the roots cause noticeable damage to the property;
  4. the tree impedes new construction or landscaping authorized under the zoning by-law;
  5. the tree impedes the growth of other surrounding trees as part of a grove;
  6. the tree must be felled to allow execution of municipal works.

In all cases, the applicant must justify the request. If the tree is not more than 10 cm (4 in.) in diameter measured at a height of 1.5 m (5 ft.) from the ground, an authorization is not required.

The owner, not the City of Beaconsfield, is responsible for collection of the branches and trunk of a felled tree.

Every tree that is felled must be replaced on the property on the condition that there is sufficient space to plant the tree.

Every tree located on a private landsite for which a building permit has been issued and the felling of which has not been authorized, must have its trunk protected with boards to a minimum height of 2 metres placed at the location determined as the protection perimeter and left in place for the duration of the work (construction, renovation, landscaping, in-ground pool).

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