The City pays for the cost of removing trees that are diseased or hazardous prior to construction. If construction activities cause the tree to become a hazard, the cost of removal will be the responsibility of the requester.
For all other tree removals, the requester agrees to a work plan supplied by an Urban Forester and agrees in writing to cover the estimated costs provided in the plan. The requester is responsible for all tree work that results from a project (transplanting, removal, post-construction tree care, coordination time to facilitate the project and any City overheads).
For trees that exist partially on public land and partially on private land, the City will only waive the collection of value if more than 50% of the trunk falls on private land. The requester is responsible for its share of all tree work expenses including cost of removal of tree(s).
Developers and contractors must fill out a project request form, supplied by the Forester, which will identify:
- Billing information and a PO or order number before the Forester initiates any work. Residents must sign a letter of agreement with the City in place of a Purchase Order.
- For other City of Edmonton departments, the Forester must obtain the name, phone number and email of the department contact, as well as a network activity number before commencing the work.