A permit may be required from the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) prior to cutting, topping or limbing a tree in Whistler.
When is a Tree Cutting Permit required?
As per the Environmental Protection Bylaw, a Tree Cutting Permit must be obtained prior to cutting, topping or limbing any tree that is:
- Located within 20 metres of the highway
- Identified as a heritage tree
- Designated in a covenant granted to the Resort Municipality under the Land Title Act, if the covenant requires the owner of the land to obtain permission from the RMOW to cut or alter the tree.
Visit Trees for information on tree cutting permits that may be required.
Tree cutting in Development Permit Areas
To cut a tree in an area designated as a Development Permit Area you must apply for a Development Permit instead of a Tree Cutting Permit.
Visit Development Permits to find out if your property is in a Development Permit Area and to learn about the Development Permit process.