In total, six dead trees will be removed. Two trees will be replaced, one at the fence line behind the Visitor Information Centre and one in the centre of the cemetery (not in the same place, but in an available space in the same general area). The remaining four trees will not be replaced at this time after an inspection showed that the healthiest thing for the existing trees is to allow them to thrive with the reduced competition for resources – we look forward to watching them get big and strong.
The Town has been discussing trees as part of our natural assets for several years and while we continue our research and discussion about what it looks like to respect this natural asset, it is a fact that part of living with trees as an integrated part of our urban environment is the need to maintain trees; that means trimming, thinning, re-planting, and even removing trees when necessary.
We ask that residents remember that multiple experts have been consulted about the need for these trees to be removed, and that this is a work site that is dangerous for the tree removal crews – these dead trees are dangerous which means that their removal will be dangerous. Please stay clear of the worksite for everyone’s safety.