Replacement Trees

Hazard tree removal permits have a 1:1 replacement tree requirement (hedges are 1 tree per every 4m of hedge). See our updated replacement tree list here. Replacement trees must be planted 6 months after permit has been issued. All replacement trees and their planting locations must be approved by a City Arborist before planting.

If there is a tree you are wanting to plant but it is not on our list please call or email us to confirm it would be an approved species. 604-636-4318 or

All replacements must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 3-5cm caliper "diameter of a tree at 15 cm above the natural grade of the ground, measured from the base of the tree"
  • Minimum height of 20ft (6.5m) at maturity - approximately 25 years of age
  • No weeping or dwarf species
  • No fruit bearing species such as apple, pear, plum, cherry, and peach.
  • Tree Bylaw and Regulation Department