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Tree Care and Pruning

It's spring gardening season! While you're planning out your garden beds, make sure you're also thinking about the trees on your property. Per City bylaws, it is the responsibility of the property owner/occupant to properly care for and maintain private protected trees, which includes:

  1. Adhering to industry standards (American National Standards Institute Publication A300) and best management practices of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA),
  2. Only hiring tree contractors who are ISA-certified arborist and licensed to operate in New Westminster, and
  3. Ensuring trees growing close to City streets are not impeding vehicle or pedestrian traffic and sight lines.

However, DO NOT prune or alter any City-owned trees or hedges, including City boulevard trees. If you wish to get involved with caring for our urban forest canopy, you can help water newly planted trees through the Adopt-A-Street Tree program.

For more information about the relevant bylaws, your responsibilities as a property owner/occupant, and City trees, visit: