- In most residential neighbourhoods, the trees that line the streets are owned by the City. To confirm if a tree adjacent to your construction site is City-owned, call 311.
- If you are working within five metres of a City-owned tree, a fence must be erected around the Tree Protection Zone* to ensure no damage to the tree or it's roots.
TPZ Calculation Table
Trunk Diameter (DBH)
Minimum Protection Distances Required
|10 cm & under||1.2 meters|
|11 - 30 cm||1.8 meters|
|31 - 40 cm||2.4 meters|
|41 - 50 cm||3.0 meters|
|51 - 60 cm||3.6 meters|
|61 - 70 cm||4.2 meters|
|71 - 80 cm||4.8 meters|
|>81 cm||5.0 meters|
- Parking and/or storing materials and equipment within the tree protection zone is not permitted.
- Where temporary site access across a tree protection zone is required, call 311 to request assistance from an Urban Forester. This is necessary because prevention measures must be taken to keep tree soil from becoming compacted.
- Adjacent trees may also require pruning to ensure proper clearance for machinery or utility access.
- Driving or parking on any boulevard is not permitted without boulevard protection that has been approved by the City of Edmonton.
*A tree protection zone is the outermost circumference of a tree canopy where water drips from onto the ground.