Notices of Tree Removal

Despite our best efforts, sometimes removing trees is unavoidable. To remove a tree at UBC you need an approved tree removal permit. UBC tree removal application processes are similar to the practices undertaken in municipalities.

The notices are in chronological order for the current year. Please see the Archive page for previous years. 

February 2021: ASC/Brock Commons Underground Services

One black locust tree (1 x R. pseudoacacia) will be removed from the northwest corner of Brock Hall. The tree conflicts with the expansion of the Destrict Energy System (DES), sanitary sewer, and stormwater utilities required service the future Arts Student Centre at East Mall and Water Gage Road. 

As part of the neighbouring Brock Commons Phase 2 development, which includes the site of the Brock Hall Annex, new landscaping and trees will be planted.

Tree removal at Brock Hall

January 2021: Gage/Pacific Residence Courtyard

Thirteen trees (1 x Pine spp., 1 x Dogwood spp., 2 x Eastern White Pine, 2 x Black Pine, 3 x Horse Chestnut, 4 x Japanese Maple) will be removed from the south side of the Walter H. Gage Residence complex as part of the public realm redesign associated with the new Pacific Residence development.

The trees are in conflict with the landscape features, structures, and road realignment forming the redesign for the courtyard. Trees have been retained and protected where possible and new trees will be planted as part of the larger Pacific Residence project. 

Gage/Pacific Courtyard removal map