As outlined in The City of Thunder Bay's Corporate By-law Number 008-2005 and its ammendment 144-2006, either intentionally or accidentally damaging a publicly-owned tree constitutes an offence.

Citizens and any contractors employed by the public or The City of Thunder Bay are responsible for implementing our Tree Protection Standards and Specifications. This ensures protection of existing trees inside and adjacent to construction zones. No additional compensation will be paid for the protection of trees in the work zone; this practise is expected and is discussed in pre-construction meetings. Unannounced and random inspections will take place for city contracts where trees have been identified as being within the work-zone. 

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