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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.

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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.

Arborist Reports What To Expect
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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.
Time To Write Construction Report
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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!

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Clean, reliable, thorough and professional . Generally awesome.
Steve Sanguedolce - artist
On timeAssessed the task at hand and divided workloadTidy and attention to detailHead arborist went above and beyond by removing a wasp nest from a tree that needed a trim.Crew was polite and careful with cleanup.Would highly recommend.
Cheryl Markle
A great company to call! I initially spoke with Mariann to book an appt for a tree that needed careful pruning. He called promptly and passed by to view and give me a quote. A very pleasant & professional guy. 3 guys, Joel, Sasha & Eddiie came to my home, they were absolutely great! Very nice, pleasant and took care of what was needed. I would defenitely call them back should I need this service again. We'll done gentleman, and thank u again.
Chris Davad
These guys were excellent. They were prompt, well coordinated and very professional. Great teamwork. The job went very smoothly. They finished on time, took away all of the debris and logs (it was a huge tree removed from the backyard, and huge stem cut from a tree in the front). They were even careful not to drop logs from too high to avoid getting holes and dings in our lawn. They completely cleaned up our yard and both of my neighbour’s’ yards. My neighbours were very pleased. They even blew off the decks and driveways. Very impressive, and the price was very reasonable. Marian even followed up with a phone call afterwards (and before the team left) to make sure that I was satisfied with the job. I would strongly recommend Marian and his team to anyone.
Mark&Leone Foxwell
Local Arborist tree services is very good company. They did very professional job especially Marian and Jon.I am high recommend this company. Thank you so much!
Candice Hu
Marian and his crew were amazing to work with from start to finish.They were very proud, arrived on time, cleaned up beautifully, and charged a very reasonable amount for the work they did on the trees in our backyard.I would highly recommend this company to anyone considering having their trees trimmed or removed.
Victoria Wolf
Service was well done, safe and efficient rAlso very tidy afterwards. Loved that there was use of electric saws as well for a more quiet and environmentally friendly experience
annette Taffy
Fantastic service from my meeting with Marian to the professional job Joel and Eddie did. Beautiful clean up. I am so very pleased. Highly recommend
Gina B
Local Arborist's pricing was competitive and they showed-up at the appointed time. The crew (Joel and Eddie) were very polite and a pleasure to deal with. The agreed scope of work was completed in a timely, professional and extremely competent manner. Moreover, Joel and Eddie took great care to clean-up the site following completion of the job. I would not hesitate to work with Local Arborist again or to recommend this firm to anyone who has the need for such services.
Dennis Miller
Good communication and responsive to our emergency call having a large tree fall on the roof. They were very timely in their work and pricing was very reasonable. They were very precise in their work and cleaned up any after math of the removal. Highly recommend!! And would use their services again.
Claire InSync

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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.

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Does an Arborist Report guarantee approval for removal?

No, an Arborist Report does not guarantee approval for tree removal. Arborist Reports take tree health, tree condition, and the tree’s impact on the environment all into consideration when making recommendations for construction sites. There needs to be adequate measures put into place to ensure that reasonable environmental preservation and retention is achieved.

How Long is a Construction Arborist Report Valid For?

There is no set time frame, though anything over a year is likely no longer accurate. Time truly is of the essence when it comes to construction projects.

Is a bid for tree work or tree-risk assessment the same as a construction arborist report?

No. An arborist report is a detailed report that lists the location and condition of all existing trees on a proposed construction site. It provides a comprehensive tree protection and retention plan, taking care to recommend tree alteration and removal services as required. Municipal bylaws will only accept an ISA certified Construction Arborist Report when applying for tree removal permits.

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