The care and maintenance of trees on City property is a service of the Parks and Solid Waste Division. The City of Prince George employs certified arborists to preserve, protect, and enhance our Urban Forest so that it can continue to flourish. If a tree is within 8 to 20 feet from the front of your property, it is most likely on City property and will be maintained or treated by the Parks and Solid Waste Division. If you are unsure if a tree is on City property, you can call 250-561-7600 to check, ask questions, or report a problem.
Residents are not allowed to prune, treat, or remove trees on the city-owned portion of the boulevard on your street.
Trees considered as hazardous by a Certified Tree Assessor are removed to reduce hazards to people or property. The City does not remove healthy trees that drop branches, cones, or seeds onto private property.
City trees are often pruned in the winter months, when trees are dormant. This avoids unnecessary stress and damage to them. Trees are pruned for a variety of reasons. Trees located on City-owned boulevards, for example, are pruned to not impede pedestrians, vehicles, and City utilities, including garbage and snow removal services. Other City trees may be pruned for safety, health, disease, or aesthetic reasons. Trees on City-owned boulevards can only be pruned by City staff. If you have concerns about a tree located on your street boulevard, please call the Service Centre at (250) 561-7600. If you are unsure if a tree is City property, you can call 250-561-7600 to check, ask questions, or report a problem.