Please note that cutting down trees is not allowed within the setback margins mentioned in the zoning by-law, particularly, but not limited to, property setback margins, the 15-metre shoreline protection zone and the 30-metre wetland protection zone.
The cutting of diseased, dangerous or dead trees does not require a permit. However, it is strongly recommended to contact us if you have any doubts about the condition of a tree.
We recommend that you take a picture before cutting a tree or check with the Municipality.
For details, consult our permits and certificates page.
Chelsea's tree cutting and greening goals are :