*Please see below a news release issued by the City of Burlington.
Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 21, 2021 — The City of Burlington is looking for public input on proposed Tree Protection and Enhancement Guiding Principles as well as proposed amendments to the Private Tree Bylaw. We are requesting feedback from residents, businesses, developers and forestry professionals on the proposed policy statements and bylaw amendments.
There are two opportunities to provide feedback: online survey and online public information session.
The online survey is open now until Nov. 12, 2021 at getinvolvedburlington.ca/privatetree.
Online information session:
- Date: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Online. Link will be posted on getinvolvedburlington.ca/privatetree
Staff will be presenting information and receiving feedback on the proposed Tree Protection and Enhancement guiding principles which will form the basis of a new city policy. The focus of the discussion will be on how these guiding principles will help to develop city policies and how they will influence future amendments to the City’s Public and Private Tree Bylaws.
Proposed Tree Protection and Enhancement Guiding Principles
A healthy urban forest improves the quality of life of City of Burlington residents. By providing a framework for protection and enhancement of all trees on public and private property, the City of Burlington’s urban forest will continue to grow with the goal to reach 35 percent tree canopy cover by 2041. A multi-faceted approach is required to meet this goal, which is addressed through four guiding principles:
- Tree Planting and Replacement
- Protection and Preservation
- Asset Maintenance
- Community Outreach, Education, and Collaboration
To get involved, please visit getinvolvedburlington.ca/privatetree
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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist