How do I measure a tree that has multiple trunks?

Multi-trunk trees, also known as multi-stemmed trees, with a union above the existing grade is measured by the following steps:

  • Measure the diameter of each trunk at 4.5 feet in height above the ground
  • Add the diameter measure measurement of each trunk and use the sum to determine trunk diameter.

Multi-stemmed trees with a union occurring below the existing grade shall be considered individual trees and diameter measurements will be taken for each individual stem to determine trunk diameter – independent of the other stem diameters.

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1. How do I measure a tree that has multiple trunks?
2. Where could I get an application to remove or heavily prune a heritage tree?
3. What do I need to submit to the City for a permit application to remove or heavily prune a Heritage tree?
4. Is there a fee for the permit?
5. Do I need a permit to remove a dead heritage tree?
6. What is required for heritage trees related to development applications?
7. Can the City recommend a certified arborist?
8. On what basis does the city arborist approve a permit?
9. Can I appeal the decision?
10. Do I have to plant a replacement tree?
11. Is there a public platform to track permit applications, pending appeals, and proposed tree replacements?
12. What are tree appraisals and why are they required?
13. Will notices be required for decisions made under Criterion 1, 2, 3, or 4?