Interim Tree Bylaw Working Group
About the 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 has concluded their work of developing a balanced, sound and well-developed approach to regulating trees on private properties.
The working group's purpose was 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 were able to contribute to this working group's findings and final report via public consultation meetings and other methods.
The working group reviewed existing information regarding trees in West Vancouver and options for tree management, engaged the wider community and stakeholders on potential options for tree management and based on review of relevant information and findings of the engagement program, made recommendations to Council.
Andrew Gitt, Craig Bench, Don Harrison, Ernest Bodie, Ian Ferguson, Lisa Morris, Mary Gamel, Nic Tsangarakis and William Cafferata.
Erika Syvokas, Planning Research Assistant
The Interim Tree Bylaw Working Group have finalized their recommendations.
Working Group Update
Staff brought forward a report to Council on May 27, 2019, which provided Council with the Interim Tree Bylaw Working Group’s final recommendations report, staff analysis and recommendations including corresponding amendments to the Interim Tree Bylaw.