Tree Protection Bylaw Review

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The North Saanich tree canopy plays an important role in the health and well-being of the North Saanich natural environment and community. This bylaw aims to find a balanced approach to protect the District's tree canopy for current and future residents, while providing some flexibility for residents to manage the trees on their land.

About the Tree Protection Bylaw

The North Saanich Tree Protection Bylaw regulates the cutting, removal or damaging of trees on private property. It was adopted in 1999. Since then, North Saanich’s community forest and the challenges it faces have evolved. The District is reviewing its Tree Protection Bylaw to align with current best practices and conditions, while ensuring it responds to community values. The review will include establishing requirements for replacing protected trees.

We are in Phase 3: Finalize Draft Bylaw

The third round of public engagement has now concluded. We thank you for your participation in the survey, virtual open house and in-person open houses.

Next Steps: We are currently analyzing your feedback and will report back to Council in July with an engagement summary report to help inform potential revisions to the draft Tree Protection Bylaw.

Please subscribe for project updates to stay informed.

The North Saanich tree canopy plays an important role in the health and well-being of the North Saanich natural environment and community. This bylaw aims to find a balanced approach to protect the District's tree canopy for current and future residents, while providing some flexibility for residents to manage the trees on their land.

About the Tree Protection Bylaw

The North Saanich Tree Protection Bylaw regulates the cutting, removal or damaging of trees on private property. It was adopted in 1999. Since then, North Saanich’s community forest and the challenges it faces have evolved. The District is reviewing its Tree Protection Bylaw to align with current best practices and conditions, while ensuring it responds to community values. The review will include establishing requirements for replacing protected trees.

We are in Phase 3: Finalize Draft Bylaw

The third round of public engagement has now concluded. We thank you for your participation in the survey, virtual open house and in-person open houses.

Next Steps: We are currently analyzing your feedback and will report back to Council in July with an engagement summary report to help inform potential revisions to the draft Tree Protection Bylaw.

Please subscribe for project updates to stay informed.

Page last updated: 23 Jun 2022, 11:16 AM