Those looking to remove trees in the City of Colwood will now need a permit to do so under the City’s interim urban forest bylaw. (City of Colwood photo)

Colwood moves to protect trees from unnecessary removal

New bylaw requires a permit to remove trees

The City of Colwood has moved to protect trees from unnecessary removal and preserve its urban forest.

Through the City’s new interim urban forest bylaw, a permit will be required to remove any protected tree on private or public property and replacement trees may need to be planted.

Trees protected under the bylaw include those with a diameter of 20 cm or greater when measured at chest height, trees with more than one stem at 1.4 metres above grade, trees with evidence of nesting birds, trees that form a hedge that is greater than five metres high and trees on all City-owned land including boulevards, streets, parks and open spaces.

An urban forest bylaw working group will be formed to review best practices for urban forest management, gather feedback from citizens and make recommendations to council.

Those interested in volunteering on the task force can contact pvanbuskirk@colwood.ca.

For more information on the urban forest bylaw visit colwood.ca.


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