Friday, November 5, 2010


The City of Langley is currently looking at introducing a tree protection bylaw that would see a fine of $1,000 to $10,000 for cutting down trees that have a diameter of 20cm or larger on private property. The bylaw came about as a result of a poll which showed that 91% of City of Langley residents want their municipality to take a leadership role in sustainability and environmental protection. Also, some of the feedback heard from the recent consultation on Smaller Lot Sizes south of the Nicomekl River found that people were very concerned about the removal of trees caused by the scorched earth policy of some developer when building new projects.

The Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) representative that sits on the Park and Environment Advisory Committee was concerned at last night's meeting that invasive species are part of the protected tree bylaw. I hope this is resolved before final reading of this proposed bylaw in December.

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