NEW RULES FOR TREE REMOVAL

Wright Tree Service is committed to the longevity and preservation of urban trees. Our Arborists are trained to ensure we protect Ottawa’s natural beauty

Situations may arise when a tree must be removed, they may die, become hazardous or be growing in a poor location. If this is the case a free consultation with one of our Arborists will help you determine the best course of action.

Our Arborists are well informed and up to date with all the by-laws, including the newest update which came into effect on January 1, 2021, and will use this knowledge to advise you accordingly. We work with the City of Ottawa regularly, and can manage the permit process on your behalf.

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THE NEW TREE PROTECTION BY-LAW IN OTTAWA

Under the Tree Protection By-law, the following trees cannot be removed without a tree permit from the City:
All distinctive trees on private properties, distinctive trees are defined as:

  • Trees measuring 30 cm or more in diameter at breast height within the inner urban area (urban lands inside the Greenbelt).
  • Trees measuring 50 cm or more in diameter at breast height within the suburban area (urban lands outside the Greenbelt).

EXEMPTIONS FROM THE TREE PROTECTION BY-LAW

Property owners do not need a permit to remove dead or hazardous trees on their private property where the tree is an immediate threat to public health and safety.

Private Ash trees that are infested with the emerald ash borer can be removed without a permit.

The by-law also provides exemptions for certain types of activities, such as normal farm practices, maintenance of power lines, aggregate extraction in accordance with provincial regulations, and professional surveying.

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TREE PERMIT APPLICATION FEES

For the removal of a City-owned tree or a distinctive tree that is unrelated to an infill development, the application fee is $150 per tree, up to a maximum of $750.

For tree removal associated with infill development, the fee is $500 per tree up to a maximum of $2500.

If you are looking for more information on the new Tree Protection By-Law in Ottawa, or are planning to have a tree removed, contact us and trust the premiere experts in Arborist and tree removal services in Ottawa.

WHY WRIGHT TREE SERVICE

We don’t just chop down trees – we listen to our clients, assess each situation individually, and serve you with honesty and dedication.

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Knowledgeable Tree Experts

Count on our certified arborists and expertise to provide you with careful assessment and thorough tree services in Ottawa.

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Locally Owned And Operated

Serving Ottawa and surrounding areas since 2010, Wright Tree proudly serves our community with integrity and value.

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Treating You With Honesty & Respect

We are committed to treating each customer as if they were our family, making sure you’re satisfied with our work.

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Delivering Great Value At A Fair Price

Our goal is to deliver the best results in tree removal, pruning & more, all at maximum value.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

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Our Clients

At Wright Tree Service in Ottawa, we’re proud of the repeat business, referrals and reviews we’ve earned over the years. It’s a reflection of our ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and going that extra mile for you.

GET IN TOUCH WITH US

At Wright Tree Service, we want to give you the best value for your hard-earned money. We prefer to visit your property to get a better idea of the lay of the land, before providing an estimate. That way we can quote you knowing we’ll be able to deliver the best results possible at a price you’ll be happy with. Contact us today - we look forward to hearing from you!