Trees provide beauty and shade, help improve air quality and add economic value to your neighbourhood.
The City of Mississauga sustains the tree canopy by implementing guidelines for tree removal on private property.
Private Tree Protection By-law
The Private Tree Protection By-law (0254-2012) protects and enhances Mississauga's existing tree cover while respecting a landowner's right to make changes to the landscape of their property in an environmentally responsible manner.
Encroachment on City-Owned Property
Site Plan & Development Applications
Encroachment results from any use of City-owned land by individuals for their own purposes. Property owners are prohibited from intruding on, in, under or over the ground space of an adjacent City-owned property such as parklands, greenbelts, road allowances and easements.
If you are removing trees through the site plan process, replacement trees will be determined through the Site Plan Application file with the Planning and Building Department. If you are requesting to remove a City tree, this request will be considered and evaluated by the Forestry Division. Costs associated with the removal of a City tree is paid for by the landowner and may include amenity value (the environmental value of the tree), administration fees, tree removal and replacement cost.