Book your tree replacement, tree barrier, or tree bonding inspections. This page is for booking inspections for private property trees only. If you need an inspection for a City owned tree only, you will need to call the Parks Department at 604-501-5050.  

The City of Surrey performs 4 types of on demand tree inspections:

  • tree replacement inspections
  • tree barrier inspections
  • landscaping inspections
  • retained tree inspections

Please do not use this form for trees that need to be removedpruned or for inspection status updates. Email  your general inquiries to treebylaw@surrey.ca . For inspections, tree requirements and etc, follow up directly with the arborist assigned to your file. 

Book your tree inspection below or scroll down and read on for further information on inspection requirements. 

Tree Inspection Request Form

Inspection Site
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Landscaping must be complete before booking this inspection. Single family sites must also have building final approval before booking this inspection.

The personal information is being collected for the purpose of coordinating Tree Inspections. The City of Surrey is collecting this information under s. 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For questions regarding the collection of personal information, please contact the Manager of Marketing and Communications at 13450 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3T 1V8, 604‑591‑4011. 

Required information for booking your inspection

Choose the type of inspection below to find out what information will be required when booking. 

Replacement trees are required as a condition of all tree cutting permits. Book your replacement tree inspection once your new trees have been planted. Please ensure that you have followed our guidelines in selecting and planting your trees before booking your inspection. 

To book your replacement tree inspection, complete the inspection form with the following information:

  1. Address or Project Number (include in the subject line and body of the email)
  2. Contact Name, Phone Number and Email Address
  3. Number of replacement trees on the property
  4. One photo of each replacement tree in JPEG or PDF format

Tree protection barriers are required as a condition of all building permits, demolition permits, development permits, and development variance permits and subdivisions.

To book your tree barrier inspection, complete the inspection form with the following information:

  1. Address or Project Number (include in the subject line and body of the email)
  2. Contact Name, Phone Number and Email Address
  3. Up to three photos of the tree barriers in JPEG or PDF format
  4. If you are required to have a line of excavation inspection, you must book this at the same time as your barriers. Please mention in your email that the line of excavation pins are ready. 
tree protection barrier built with 2X4s and orange mesh

Please ensure that your tree barrier looks like the example in this photo. If you are missing the elements above, your inspection request will be rejected.

Retained tree securities are required as a condition of all building permits, development permits, development variance permits, and subdivisions.

To book your retained tree inspection, complete the inspection form with the following information:

  1. Address or Project Number (include in the subject line and body of the email)
  2. Contact Name, Phone Number and Email Address

Landscaping securities are required for commercial, industrial, institutional and some development permits. 

To book your landscaping Inspection, complete the inspection form with the following information:

  1. Address and/or Project Number (include in the subject line and body of the email)
  2. Contact Name, Phone Number and Email Address
  3. If this is for the first 90% release or the second 10% release

Contact Us

You can also book any of the above tree inspections by phone. Call 604-591-4675 and leave a message to request your inspection.