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Bylaws help ensure that people act appropriately with respect to our greenest assets. 

You have responsibilities for keeping Edmonton clean and safe and can report any concerns that you have. 

Learn more about landscaping, tree maintenance, weed control on private property, how elm trees are protected in Edmonton and how the City responds to complaints. 

Elm Tree Trimming

Elm trees are regulated in Edmonton to prevent Dutch Elm disease.

Landscaping Regulations

Residential property owners are required to landscape any front or side yards that are visible from a public street. 

Tree Regulations

Citizens are required to maintain the trees on the perimeter of their property. 

Overhanging Trees

Prune trees and shrubs around your yard so they do not overhang or block pedestrians or motorists using the sidewalks and roads beside your property.

For those who require assistance trimming large trees, the City recommends using a certified ISA Arborist. Contact City Forestry to remove, prune, or repair any City tree on the boulevard.

The City prunes elms every 4 years. All other trees, depending on size and maturity, are pruned every 7 years. Broken branches are corrected as they are reported.

Weed Control On Private Property

Learn how to identify, prevent and control the regulated weeds that can damage our local ecosystem. 

For More Information

Edmonton Service Centre

2nd Floor, 10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 0J4

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
8am to 4:30pm


In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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