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Protecting Bayside's Trees

Friday, December 21, 2018

Council will strengthen policies to protect trees and vegetation that are threatened through increased development in Bayside.

We have identified several opportunities in a review of several policies, strategies and studies including the:

  • Bayside Housing Strategy
  • Neighbourhood Character Study
  • Tree Reward and Vandalism Policy 2013
  • Significant Trees Management Policy 2013
  • Management of Tree Protection on Private Property Policy 2015.

We will also investigate the development of a potential Urban Forest Strategy which would have the benefit of reinforcing the existing policy framework in terms of the need to protect and enhance the role of tree canopy cover and vegetation across the municipality from an environmental and a human health perspective.

For more information about this item, read the Council report.

tree photo