Ideas pitched to strengthen the tree bylaw - Brantford Expositor - Ontario, CA:
A small but hardy band of arboreal advocates came out Tuesday in a bid to strengthen the city's nine-year-old bylaw protecting trees in private woodlots.
About 40 residents, many of them involved in the original quest to get city council to approve the bylaw in 2001, attended a public meeting in the Mohawk Park Pavilion. They presented ideas to strengthen the bylaw against the possibility of wholesale cutting, expand the city's tree canopy, and extend its provisions to include 'heritage' trees not necessarily in woodlots.
It was clear from the comments of many that irresponsible developers remain the biggest enemy, just as they were in 2001.