Stump Removal Rebate Program

City Launches Private Stump Removal Rebate Program
Posted on 09/08/2023
The City of Charlottetown has launched a tree stump removal rebate program to help residents cover the cost of removing stumps from trees damaged in post-tropical storm Fiona.

Support was previously offered to homeowners through the Provincial Residential Tree Program to carry out pruning and/or removal of hazardous trees post-Fiona, but the program did not include stump removal.

“We heard from many residents who expressed concern over the cost and safety of remaining tree stumps on their property,” said Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. “The new rebate program is an excellent way for the city to assist homeowners as we continue to prioritize the safety, livability and beauty of our city post-Fiona.”

To be eligible for the program, stumps must be located on private residential land in Charlottetown. Businesses, institutional, or rental properties will not be eligible. Stumps must be over 30cm in diameter and located in a front yard (stumps located in back yards may be eligible if they are deemed a hazard or if they are all or partially pulled out of the ground). Residents are responsible for coordinating stump removal with the contractor of their choice.

“This initiative is an important example of how we are building a more responsive and people-focused local government,” said Councillor Terry Bernard, Chair of the Environment and Sustainability Committee. “We encourage residents to take advantage of the new program and hope it will ease some of the burden caused by Fiona damage”.

Rebates range from $200 for invoices of $999 and under, and $500 for invoices of $1000 and over. Applications will be reviewed by city staff to ensure the work matches all criteria and will be approved on a first-come, first-serve basis subject to available budget.

Applications for the Private Stump Removal Rebate Program are now open. Interested residents can get more information or download the application by visiting More information is also available by contacting the City’s Environment and Sustainability Department at (902) 566-5548.