LETTER: Victoria is committing arborcide

I remember when a great many people objected to removal of the Watkiss trees, and the trees around the McKenzie interchange.

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Victoria’s War on Drivers is escalating into a War On Trees. Sacrifice trees for paved bike lanes?

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According to earthday.org and many other science sites, world deforestation is a bigger source of climate change than vehicle emissions are, and Victoria’s way behind other cities, such as Vancouver and Toronto, in maintaining a healthy tree canopy.

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As for the birch at Government and Humboldt, it obviously had value beyond the CO2 absorbing function: aesthetic, nostalgic and heritage values matter too.

S.B. Julian

Victoria

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