The maintenance of trees along Wentworth Drive and public sidewalks and boulevards is the sole responsibility of The City of Calgary. The City’s Tree Protection Bylaw states that:

  • Cutting, removing, moving or pruning the City of Calgary trees is prohibited unless City permission is granted.
  • Citizens cannot penetrate the bark or attach any object or sign to trees on City land.
  • Citizens cannot spray City trees with any substance except water.
  • Citizens cannot attach electrical cords or other objects to City trees.

To determine if a tree is a City tree, please call 311.

Fines for violations of these regulations range between $100 and $500.

Homeowners must keep hedges, trees and shrubs on their property trimmed so they don’t interfere with pedestrians on the sidewalks or vehicles using the street or alley. Please read the City’s Yard and Perimeter Maintenance brochure for more information about bylaws related to trees and shrubs or other community standards.

Trees and shrubs are regulated under the Street Bylaw under section 68(6) and protected under the Tree Protection Bylaw.

To file a complaint about a tree and/or shrub infraction, please fill out a Service Request or contact the City at 311 or 403.268.2489.