Vancouver axes tree-cutting bylaw for property owners

A Vancouver property lined with trees

A Vancouver property lined with mature trees

CTV Vancouver
Published Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:25PM PDT    Link to original article.

A bylaw letting Vancouverites chop down one healthy tree on their property per year without cause has been axed.

Effective immediately, residents can only remove trees that are dead, dying, diseased, hazardous, blocking a new building, or interfering with drainage or sewage systems.


This move was made ostensibly to “toughen up” the City’s Tree Protection By-Law, however what this amendment fails to do, sadly, is to protect private property trees from being destroyed to be replaced by new buildings.

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