In Toronto, all construction sites are required to obtain a Construction Arborist Report before beginning any work on site. This report details the location and condition of the trees on a construction site, as well as a detailed plan for preservation and retention.
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Arborist Reports for Construction Sites in the GTA
It is safe to say that Toronto is one of the most beautiful cities in the country. The city has done an excellent job of maintaining green spaces by implementing comprehensive preservation and protection plans. If you are proposing a construction project, Toronto and surrounding municipality by-laws require a detailed Arborist Report prior to breaking ground. The purpose of a Construction Arborist Report is to determine if the proposed construction activities will be detrimental to tree health and advise whether trees should be trimmed, removed, or transplanted. Additionally, tree removal or alteration (i.e. trimming) permits will not be approved without the submission of the Arborist Report first.
Arborist Reports must be completed by an ISA certified professional. Local Arborist has the credentials and experience required to produce a legally accepted Construction Arborist Report in Toronto. With Local Arborist, you can rest assured that your construction project will begin on the right foot.
When Is an Arborist Report Required for Construction Sites in Toronto?
Construction Arborist Reports are required whether the trees on a construction site are being removed or not. If there are existing trees where any of the following activities are taking place, Local Arborist can provide you a comprehensive report to assess the affect they will have on said trees.
How much does a Construction Arborist Report in Toronto Cost?
The cost for a detailed Construction Arborist Report in Toronto can vary depending on the complexity of the proposed construction project. Local Arborist offers Construction Arborist Reports starting at $550, which includes complete tree retention and protection plans.
What to expect?
The process for obtaining a Construction Arborist Report is quite easy. Here are a few simple steps:
- Submit your site plan along with a request for consultation. We will review all the pertinent documents, discuss requirements, and then set up a meeting.
- Next, we will conduct an on-site assessment. This includes inspecting the site layout and documenting tree conditions and locations.
- All the information gather is used to write the formal Construction Arborist Report.
- You then attach the completed report to your permit applications for review by the appropriate entities.
How long does it take to write a Construction Arborist Report?
You can expect to have your Construction Arborist Report completed and ready for submission to the appropriate entities (city council etc.) within 1-2 weeks of sending your construction plans to us. If you require assistance with the permit application process once you receive your report, Local Arborist can submit the Construction Arborist Report on your behalf.
Are you starting a new construction project in Toronto or the GTA? If so, you are going to need a Construction Arborist Report before you can begin. Request a free consultation today and Local Arborist will be in touch to discuss how we can assist you in your new project!
Why Choose Local Arborist?
For the past decade, Local Arborist has been serving the Toronto area with top notch tree care and consultation services for construction projects. With one of our Construction Arborist Reports, you will set your team up for success when it comes to permit applications. As an experienced tree care company, Local Arborist does everything with precision and quality in mind.