Guelph activist Diane Hurst was not only able to call in to talk to Ed, she also managed to get us a copy of the audio to put up on the website.
Well done, Diane!
Listen to the segment:
Guelph citizens have now been waiting for a new stronger protective tree by-law for over 19 years. In the meantime we continue to lose canopy.
Guelph’s urban forest canopy sits at 25%, while the desired level is 40%.
Guelph Urban Forest Friends have been advocating for our urban trees, including a stronger protective tree bylaw and a separate urban forestry department with a certified forester to more effectively manage tree maintenance and coordinate public education on the value of our mature trees.
If you feel strongly about this issue, please contact Mayor and Council.
Tell them to get the Strategic Urban Forestry Management Plan completed and a strong protective bylaw passed. Let them know that the protection and management of our urban forest will be an election issue this October.
Contacting Guelph City Council
Mayor Farbridge: firstname.lastname@example.org
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