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Colwood

In Colwood, trees play an essential role in the community’s natural environment. The Urban Forest Bylaw helps protect the urban forest, and you may need a Tree Management Permit to remove a protected tree. Protected trees include specific species and sizes, such as Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, and others.

To apply for a Tree Management Permit, complete the online application and submit it with a Tree Site Plan or Tree Management Plan and photos of the trees you want to remove. The application fee ranges from $75 to $200 depending on the number of trees involved.

Replacement trees must be planted on the same lot at a 1:1 ratio for 1-5 trees removed and 2:1 for more than 5. A security deposit is required for replacement trees.

If you need professional tree services, Anchor Tree Service can guide you through the permitting process and help you comply with local regulations. For more information, visit Colwood’s website or contact Development Services.

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