Friday, January 2, 2009

Toronto; 01/02/09

Tree growth rooted in education City council moved in that direction last month when it adopted new green development standards that require developers of larger scale projects to plant one tree for every six to eight metres of their street-front property. To improve the odds of survival, each tree must have a minimum amount of soil around it and developers must water saplings for at least three years. The city, which aims to double Toronto’s urban tree canopy to 35 per cent of territory from 17.5 per cent, is taking other steps to curb tree abuse.

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