Monday, May 4, 2009

Exemptions from tree removal prohibition steeped in politics; Toronto, Canada; 4/30/09

The politics of trees in Toronto National Post - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Today a tree in Parkdale spawned angry accusations of a double standard about when old-growth trees are allowed to be cut down – depending on whose ward they are located in.
Toronto has a policy that trees greater than 30-centimetres in diameter be preserved at all cost – even on private property.
Hence council decisions permitting exceptions are steeped in politics – sometimes principled, sometimes personal and sometimes petty.

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