Tree felling, Saint-Eustache
Cutting down a tree is an act that usually falls under municipal regulations. You can't just cut down a tree for any reason. Your municipality must agree to it, and very often a permit is required.
In the meantime, you probably want to know when you should cut a tree. This page presents two types of reasons and the questions that arise in each to make a good decision.
The first reason to cut down a tree is because it poses a risk of causing damage.
For example, a storm rages and throws your tree off balance. It could also be attacked by an insect or affected by a disease and you wonder if it would be better to cut down your tree in case it becomes weak and dangerous or that the disease could spread to other trees in the neighborhood. The difficulty in such cases is to demonstrate the risk. This may require an assessment of the situation, such as by a certified arborist.