Construction and property improvements

Trees including the root system must be protected during construction. Protective fencing at least 1.2 metres in height must be installed around the tree and maintained during construction. If this is not possible, the trunk must be protected from physical damage by covering it with wood boards fastened with plastic or steel strips, and by placing at least 2 rubber strips between the boards and the trunk.

Tree hazards

Any tree located on private property, the condition of which in whole or in part is hazardous to public safety, shall be cut, trimmed, or removed within fifteen (15) days of receipt of notice. Public Works shall not perform any work on private property unless a tree has fallen into the street.

Safety reminder: Branches that affect the road

It is important not to plant anything in the public
along the road or within the sixmetre visibility triangle except for grass or a flower
garden (see above illustration).

You must ensure that trees on your property with
branches that encroach on the roadway (above or
on the sides of the road) are maintained

Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is present throughout the Senneville territory. Each year, the municipality therefore updates the inventory of public trees at the end of their life, such as ash trees affected by the emerald ash borer, in order to establish the planning of the arboricultural work required. A first phase of felling dead or dying ash trees was completed this spring 2021. A public tree condition update will take place in June 2021 to validate the condition of the trees and the felling prescriptions. If necessary, Senneville will carry out additional logging work in the fall of 2021 based on the recommendations of the forest engineer.

For ash trees on private land, the Village will have to work with the owners of a private land. Homeowners must complete the “Tree Cutting application form” form and send it to the municipal inspector.

To report a dead or dying tree on the City’s right-of-way

To obtain a permit to fell a dead or dying tree on a private land

The Village of Senneville respects the principles of valuation and recovery by shredding ash wood on site and transforming it into wood chips.

For free delivery of wood chips, please make a request via our interactive platform “Online request“:

The village of Senneville is currently developing a planting plan to reforest some of the municipality’s land most affected by the emerald ash borer.

Financial assistance for the replacement of a tree
The municipality is proud to offer its citizens a financial assistance program for the rehabilitation of the environment in order to reduce the impacts due to the felling of trees and to maintain the canopy cover on the entire territory of the Village of Senneville.

To view the eligibility conditions for financial assistance

To obtain a financial assistance request for the replacement of a tree


Snags and senescent trees, especially large trees, are particularly important as they provide adequate habitat for a wide range of organisms.

For more information: Snags (In French only)

Clearing medium-voltage lines

Trees near power lines are cleared on a regular basis. The schedule may change at any time without prior notice, according to weather- and other conditions.

Clearing medium-voltage lines: When will we be in your area?

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