Forestry Bylaw No. 2002-48

The Forestry Bylaw

Bylaw related to trees        

The Forestry Bylaw No. 2002-48 was established to regulate, protect, plant and maintain trees within the city.

Overview:

  • The City may order the removal of any hazardous or infected tree situated on private property.
  • No person shall plant, damage, disturb, prune or remove any public tree.
  • No person shall attach any notice, bill, poster, sign, wire, rope, cord, nail or other object to or around any public tree.
  • Trees on privately owned property cannot be planted within five metres of any intersection street, or within three metres of a property line that is adjacent to a street.
  • Property owners shall ensure that every tree on their property that overhangs a street shall be pruned so that the branches are at least six metres above the ground.

Consequences:

There are fines in place for individuals and/or corporations who do not comply to the regulations within the bylaw. Fines can reach up to $5,000.

Report a bylaw infraction:

If you know of a bylaw violation and would like to report it, contact Service Regina by calling 306-777-7000 or using the online service request form.

Note:

This page is an overview of these regulations. Refer to the bylaw for detailed information. The Office of the City Clerk keeps the latest version of each bylaw on file and will provide a copy upon request.