Trees in Port Moody

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Port Moody’s trees are an important community resource, integral to the health and well-being of our people, plants, and animals – and to the city’s resilience in the face of climate change.

On public land, City staff manage trees in parks and on streets and boulevards. On private land, property owners and residents look after trees.

Trees on public lands and on private lands in specific circumstances are protected under the City’s Tree Protection Bylaw. The bylaw requires property owners to apply for a permit to remove a tree within environmentally sensitive areas, on strata properties, and on properties undergoing redevelopment.

In response to City Council’s declaration of a climate emergency and the City’s goal of restoring and strengthening our urban forest (articulated in Port Moody’s Climate Action Plan), we are working on two projects that recognize the vital role of trees in our community: the development of an Urban Forest Management Strategy, and a review of the Tree Protection Bylaw.

Public engagement on the Strategy and Bylaw Review will occur through 2022 and 2023. You can learn more and provide your input on the dedicated pages for each project.

Urban Forest Management Strategy

Urban Forest Management Strategy: Every tree in Port Moody, whether it’s on a city street or in a park or a residential yard, is part of our urban forest. We will establish a 30-year vision for the management of Port Moody’s urban forest and develop a strategy to help us achieve this vision. The Strategy will guide us in our planning and decision-making and include targets for funding and levels of service required to sustain our urban forest.

Get involved! We want to hear from you – your input will help us establish a shared vision and priorities for urban forest management.


Tree Protection Bylaw Review

Tree Protection Bylaw Review: Trees on public lands and on private lands in specific circumstances are protected under the City’s Tree Protection Bylaw. We are reviewing the existing bylaw to ensure it reflects best management practices and community values.

Get involved! We want to hear from you – your input will inform the development of recommended bylaw updates to be considered by City Council.

Port Moody’s trees are an important community resource, integral to the health and well-being of our people, plants, and animals – and to the city’s resilience in the face of climate change.

On public land, City staff manage trees in parks and on streets and boulevards. On private land, property owners and residents look after trees.

Trees on public lands and on private lands in specific circumstances are protected under the City’s Tree Protection Bylaw. The bylaw requires property owners to apply for a permit to remove a tree within environmentally sensitive areas, on strata properties, and on properties undergoing redevelopment.

In response to City Council’s declaration of a climate emergency and the City’s goal of restoring and strengthening our urban forest (articulated in Port Moody’s Climate Action Plan), we are working on two projects that recognize the vital role of trees in our community: the development of an Urban Forest Management Strategy, and a review of the Tree Protection Bylaw.

Public engagement on the Strategy and Bylaw Review will occur through 2022 and 2023. You can learn more and provide your input on the dedicated pages for each project.

Urban Forest Management Strategy

Urban Forest Management Strategy: Every tree in Port Moody, whether it’s on a city street or in a park or a residential yard, is part of our urban forest. We will establish a 30-year vision for the management of Port Moody’s urban forest and develop a strategy to help us achieve this vision. The Strategy will guide us in our planning and decision-making and include targets for funding and levels of service required to sustain our urban forest.

Get involved! We want to hear from you – your input will help us establish a shared vision and priorities for urban forest management.


Tree Protection Bylaw Review

Tree Protection Bylaw Review: Trees on public lands and on private lands in specific circumstances are protected under the City’s Tree Protection Bylaw. We are reviewing the existing bylaw to ensure it reflects best management practices and community values.

Get involved! We want to hear from you – your input will inform the development of recommended bylaw updates to be considered by City Council.

Page last updated: 16 May 2022, 02:30 PM