Fall keeps Oak Bay tree staff busy

Oak Bay’s arboricultural crew had a busy October handling 63 work orders related to tree protection and maintenance

  • Nov. 3, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Oak Bay’s arboricultural crew had a busy October handling 63 work orders related to tree protection and public tree maintenance in the municipality. The crew went to the Canadian Urban Forestry Conference in Victoria that focused on green infrastructure and greening of cities.

Also in October, Parks staff removed four trees from public property that were dead, diseased, dying or structurally unsound. Staff planted one tree on public property, a memorial at Henderson Golf Course.

The district also issued 18 permits under the Tree Protection Bylaw. Six permits allowed for eight trees deemed dead, diseased, dying or structurally sound to be removed. Four were Garry oaks and four of protected size meaning four replacement trees are required.

Fourteen protected tree pruning permits were issued.

One removal permit was denied, while two protected Leylandi Cypress were removed for development.

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

 

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