Removing 30 elm trees will change look and feel of east Vancouver street, residents say
Karen Cooper, who lives in the 1800-block of East Sixth, has had a couple of trees in front of her home replaced by smaller trees in recent years. She said replacing 30 will drastically alter the look of the street.
“The trees are gorgeous,” said Cooper, who moved to the area from Toronto three years ago. “The sunlight dapples through them. Right now, we have a beautiful, unified tree canopy. The incremental approach to taking down some of the trees has resulted in different trees — short, squat, trees. They’re ornamental, tiny trees. You don’t get the street canopy.”