Maintaining healthy trees is a priority for the Forestry Section. There are approximately 1 million trees located on public land and 250,000 of those are located on City boulevards. If the City-owned tree adjacent to your home has been inspected and maintenance work is required, an inspection notice outlining works required will be left at your home.
City tree inspections
If you feel that the City-owned tree adjacent to your home requires maintenance work or you are concerned about its health, please call 3-1-1. Your information and request will be recorded and you will be issued a service request number for your records. Forestry staff will inspect the tree and will schedule work based on their findings and the future requirements of the tree.
City tree maintenance
Maintenance work is performed after staff have conducted site inspections and generated work orders to complete tree pruning, removal or other maintenance works. Only trees which are dead, in decline or structurally unsound are removed. In some instances, all City-owned trees located on a street or within a neighbourhood are pruned at one time to ensure proper clearance over the roadway or sidewalk.
If you feel that a City-owned tree requires maintenance work or you are concerned about its health, you can report a dead or unhealthy tree online or by calling 3-1-1 (905-615-4311 outside Mississauga).
If you think that a City-owned tree requires pruning, you can request tree pruning online or call 3-1-1 (905-615-4311 outside Mississauga).
During a storm event, Forestry staff responds to calls from residents and emergency services with all calls being prioritized. Trees that are blocking main arterial roads, or have fallen on buildings or Hydro lines are dealt with as soon as a crew can be dispatched. All other situations including broken branches, trees down in parks etc. are dealt with after all priority calls have been resolved.
Depending on the severity of the storm, crews may initially attend a site to make the area safe and then return at a later time to complete the required work.
To report storm damaged trees please call 3-1-1. If outside of City limits call 905-615-4311 or after regular business hours call 905-615-3000.
Damage to private property
If private property has been damaged due to the failure of a City-owned tree, such as a fallen tree or branch, or as the result of work performed by staff, please file a claim with Risk Management online at http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/fileaclaim. Please note this process is only for reporting damage to your private property. For tree maintenance and fallen branches please contact 3-1-1. If outside City limits call 905-615-4311 or after regular business hours call 905-615-3000.