Comox Valley Tree Removal Bylaws
If you are planning on removing a tree you need to check with the local district for their requirements. This can be confusing therefore we have made a quick reference for you:
Courtenay district has a new tree bylaw. Here is a quick summary:
- If your property is larger than an acre you will require a tree cutting permit
- If your property is smaller than an acre you may still require a permit. In fact if you want to remove a protected species such as Garry Oak, Pacific Dogwood, Western White Pine, Pacific Yew, Trembling Aspen and Arbutus you will require a permit. You will also need to check for covenants.
- They have an interactive map where you can view the number of trees required on your property. This may mean that if you are planning on removing a tree you will need to replant a new tree.
Here is a link to their page:
Comox district requires a tree cutting permit if you are planning on removing a healthy tree.
- The bylaw does not apply to trees with trunks less than 20cms diameter
- A tree cutting permit is not required if the tree is deemed to be dead, dangerous or diseased by an arborist. A certified statement from an Arborist is required as proof.
- The penalty for removing a tree without permission can be up to $2000 per tree.
Here is a link to their bylaw:
The Village of Cumberland does not have a tree bylaw in place. They do have a list of significant trees which is available to view at https://cumberland.ca/trees/
As part of our services Tree Craft can assess your trees and provide a written arborist report if required by the district. We are also happy to provide a free visual inspection and guidance on replanting. Please get in touch to book an appointment https://www.tree-craft.ca/comox-valley-tree-services-pruning-stump-removal/contact/