Interim Tree Bylaw Working Group

In April 2016, Council adopted an Interim Tree Bylaw. Public consultation on the Interim Tree Bylaw to date has provided a wide range of community input. The working group will continue the work of developing a balanced, sound and well-developed approach to regulating trees on private properties.


The working group's purpose is to review options, engage the community and make recommendations regarding the development of a bylaw to regulate trees on private property that balances tree management best practices with community interests.

All members of the community will be able to contribute to this working group's findings and final report via public consultation meetings and other methods.


The working group will review existing information regarding trees in West Vancouver and options for tree management, engage the wider community and stakeholders on potential options for tree management, and based on review of relevant information and findings of the engagement program will make recommendations to Council.

Council Members

Councillor Booth

Citizen Members

Andrew Gitt, Craig Bench, Don Harrison, Ernest Bodie, Ian Ferguson, Lisa Morris, Mary Gamel, Nic Tsangarakis and William Cafferata. 

Staff Liaison

Chris Bishop, Land Development Planning & Development Services



Terms of Reference

Review the working group's draft recommendations

The Interim Tree Bylaw Working Group Report to Council (dated February 28, 2018) details the working group's background research and discussions, the public engagement process, and the final recommendations related to private tree management in West Vancouver.

The working group's draft recommendations are featured in Appendix A of this report:

Read the Interim Tree Bylaw Working Group Report

Share your Comments 

Share your comments on the Interim Tree Bylaw Working Group's draft recommendations by Friday, April 27, 2018. 

This step will assist the Interim Tree Bylaw Working Group, staff and Council in understanding the community’s opinion on the proposed changes.


The working group will host education sessions to answer questions and collect comments. 

West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Drive

  • Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12, 4–7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Drive

  • Wednesday, April 4, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

You may also pick-up a hard copy comment form at the front desk at Municipal Hall, 750 17th Street. 


Fill out a comment form or email your comments to

Comment Form


Date: Tuesday, April 10
Time: 5–6:30 p.m.
Location: Main Floor Conference Room – North, Municipal Hall, 750 17th Street

Draft Recommnedations

The working group's draft recommendations are featured in Appendix A of this report:

Interim Tree Bylaw Working Group Report

Provide your feedback by Friday, April 27, 2018.

2018 Meetings

Regular meetings:

Jan. 9 Agenda Notes
Jan. 23 Agenda Notes
Feb. 2 Agenda Notes
Feb. 13 Agenda Notes
Feb. 27 Agenda Notes
March 13 Agenda  
April 10    


2017 Meetings

Mar. 7 Agenda Notes
Mar. 28 Agenda Notes
April 11 Agenda Notes
April 25 Agenda Notes
May 9 Agenda Notes
May 23 Agenda Notes
June 13 Agenda Notes
June 27 Agenda Notes
July 11 Agenda Notes
July 25 Agenda Notes
Aug. 15 Agenda Notes
Aug. 29 Agenda Notes
Sept. 12 Agenda Notes
Sept. 26 Agenda Notes
Oct. 10 Agenda Notes
Oct. 24 Agenda Notes
Nov. 14 Agenda Notes
Nov. 28 Agenda Notes
Dec. 12 Agenda Notes
Dec. 19 Agenda Notes