Tree Clean-up Deadline

Final Day to Apply to Residential Property Clean-Up Program Approaches
Posted on 12/06/2022

Residents have until December 9 to apply for support for storm-related tree damage

The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with the Provincial Department of Fisheries and Communities, has helped administer a tree clean-up program to support residents with the impact of post-tropical storm Fiona. Specifically, the program assists residents with cleaning up damaged and fallen trees, along with removing tree debris from their private property.

Charlottetown residents have until 4 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022, to apply to the program online or by phone. Next, City staff assess the applications, conduct site visits and evaluate reported damage in order to prioritize impacted properties. Following this, City contracted crews are deployed to address and clear damaged trees from these properties.

City contracted crews will continue clean-up efforts as long as weather permits for residents who have applied prior to December 9, 2022. Work will resume once weather permits in the spring, however, no new applications will be accepted for this program.

What the Program Covers:

  • Fiona-related uninsurable losses and damage to residential properties. This includes trees fallen in yards, damaged trees at risk of falling, and basic debris clean up on private property in the City of Charlottetown.

What the Program Does Not Cover:

  • Fallen trees or debris on homes or vehicles. These are considered insurable losses, and homeowners or business owners are responsible for contacting their insurance company to resolve Fiona-related damage to their home or vehicle.
  • Uninsurable losses and damage to businesses and not-for-profit organizations.
  • Aesthetic work on private properties, including landscaping or pruning.

How to Apply:
Charlottetown residents can report storm-related damaged trees online at or by phone at 902.629.2594 during regular business hours.

Please note: Charlottetown residents who have already reported damage through the Province’s online damage reporting tool are being transferred to this new program and do not need to provide their information again.

Members of the public who have questions about this program can call 902.629.2594.

The City of Charlottetown has been administering the Residential Property Clean-Up Program on behalf of the Province of PEI since October 11, 2022. As of Friday, December 2, 2022, the program has received 1,531 applications and City staff have conducted 1,172 site visits and assessments. Debris clean-up work by City-contracted crews is well underway and will continue as long as the weather permits.