Arborists Reports & Consulting Service Ottawa

Certified arborist during an inspection in Ottawa.


If you are looking to remove a tree from your Ottawa property, odds are you’re going to need an arborist report. An arborist report is a document which details specific and accurate information about a tree or trees in question. Arborist reports will detail its location, size, condition, structural integrity, any possible diseases, infestations and overall health.

When do you need an arborist report? In Ottawa, if a tree has a diameter wider than 50cm, an arborist report must be filed to receive a distinctive tree permit. Without a distinctive tree permit, you are not allowed to remove a tree and doing so would make you subject to heavy fines. Similarly, if you are planning on developing land or starting a construction project, you will need an arborist to complete a tree disclosure or infill conservation report. These reports identify trees which are protected under the Urban Tree conservation by-laws.

Only a certified arborist has the authority to file an arborist report, tree disclosure report, or infill conservation report. You can count on Croft Tree Experts’ certified arborists to get you the arborist reports you need. Contact us today to get yours!


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Arborist Reports + Consulting Service Ottawa


On top of providing reports to help you complete your projects, Croft Tree Experts’ professional arborists provide consulting services aimed at ensuring the best possible care for your trees and property. Rely on our years of experience working with all kinds of trees to get you the best possible outcome for your property. Our expert arborists can help you:

  • Assess and evaluate tree risk potential to cause damage or injury
  • Diagnose an illness or infestation in tree and help you find the best way to treat it
  • Understand the requirements for construction, excavation, or demolition
  • Conduct basic tree assessments and inventories
  • Create tree management and conservation plans
  • File tree damage and impact reports
  • Perform tree valuations

Proper tree care is essential to maintaining your property, preventing damage, and even injuries. Count on our arborists’ extensive knowledge to help you with all things tree related on your property. Contact Croft Tree Experts today for your Ottawa Arborist Consultation!

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Can I get an Arborist Report to cut down any tree?

The City of Ottawa’s By-Laws exist to protect trees, especially native and endangered species, from unnecessary removal. This is governed by Ottawa’s Urban Tree Conservation By-Law which applies to private land in urban areas of the City of Ottawa and adjacent rural areas. This by-law seeks to prevent unnecessary removal of healthy protected trees and means that you can’t just cut down any tree on your property. If you have any questions about whether or not your tree is eligible to be removed, contact us today!.

Does an arborist need to be certified in order to file an arborist report?

Yes. According to the City of Ottawa, Arborist reports must be filed by a certified arborist in order to be valid. If you want to remove a tree, you will need a distinctive tree permit which requires a report to be filed by a certified arborist.

Why would I need to understand the health of my tree?

While trees are important and key parts of many properties landscaping, they can sometimes be potentially dangerous. A rotting, damaged, or infected tree can fall and cause damage to property as well as potential injury or even death to people nearby. If a property owner fails to maintain a tree that was posing a known danger, they can be found liable for any damages that occur. That ‘s one of the many reasons why doing due diligence with trees on your property is essential, and having an arborist assess the health and safety of your trees is an essential part of that. If you have concerns about trees on your property, make sure to take care of it before it's too late and call a certified arborist today.

What is a tree valuation/appraisal?

Because trees provide a number of environmental, economic, and health benefits to residents, it is often very useful to know the monetary value of a tree. Our expert certified arborists can determine the economic value of a tree or trees on your property. If you would like a tree to be appraised, contact us today.

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