Options presented to Committee
Thanks to everyone that provided their feedback.
Staff presented a report to Committee that included 4 options:
A status quo approach was considered as part of this report.This would allow the current Pilot Private Tree Bylaw in Roseland to run the original 2-years.
Allows for more time to evaluate the pilot.
This does not consider the implications of a declared climate emergency, and delays protection of trees citywide.
Expand the Bylaw to Ward 4 Only. The expansion of the bylaw to ward 4 was considered as part of this
report. The staff requirement would be reduced to1full time staff, with associated cost reductions.
Provides for a slightly larger pilot area.
This does not consider the implications of a declared climate emergency,and delays protection of trees citywide.
Repeal the Pilot Private Tree Bylaw and approve a bylaw for the urban area only. This option would protect all private trees within the urban area of the City and exclude all agricultural and rural areas north of Highway 5/407.
Provides protection for private trees in the most populated area of the City.
Does not provide protection for residential properties in the rural area that
are not covered under the Regional bylaw for woodlots.
Repeal the Pilot Private Tree Bylaw and approve a city-wide private tree bylaw.
This option provides the highest level of protection by including the entire city.
resource requirements in both operating and capital budgets.
Staff recommends Option 4 for implementation, with a tree size of greater than or equal to 20 cm diameter at breast height. This option provides a high level of protection for private trees city-wide.
This report goes to City Council on October 21.
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