Trees on Public Property

Published Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Trees on public property

Under The City of Calgary’s Tree Protection Bylaw, the maintenance of trees on public property is the sole responsibility of The City. Our bylaw states that:

  • Cutting, removing, moving or pruning of The City of Calgary trees is prohibited unless City permission is granted.
  • Citizens cannot penetrate the bark or attach any object or sign to trees on City land.
  • Citizens cannot spray City trees with any substance except water.
  • Citizens cannot attach electrical cords or other objects to City trees.

To determine if a tree is a City tree, please call 311, or visit