Trees on Private Property
Trees on private property in Surrey are protected by Surrey Tree Protection By-law, 2006 No. 16100. This by-law protects our urban forests by reducing the number of trees that are unnecessarily removed, killed or damaged and by requiring the replanting of replacement trees. We acknowledge there are times when trees have to be removed but we also have to keep our promise to protect Surrey's trees and urban forest.
- For questions related to Development Permits, Subdivision Permits, Development Variance Permits, and Rezoning Permits see the Trees and Landscape Requirements webpage.
To balance these two needs, Surrey's certified arborists and landscape architects ensure that all tree cutting permits meet the by-law requirements.
Before removing or pruning a protected tree on your property or before commencing a construction project, ensure that you are familiar with Surrey's tree protection requirements. There are costly penalties for removing or damaging a tree that is protected under the by-law. Make sure you have all the information before you impact any protected trees.
Contact the Tree & Landscaping section at 604-591-4675 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
View tree cutting permit requirements and fees to remove a tree in Surrey.
See the requirements for building and demolition activities on private property.
See the requirements for replacement trees and learn how to plant them properly.
Plant a tree on private property in Surrey. Pick up a voucher and recieve a discount on your tree purchase.
Use this online form to request a tree and landscaping inspection.
Find the tree and landscaping information you need when developing a property in Surrey.
Find out how to care for your trees.
Find out landscape plan requirements for developing a site in Surrey.