Trees are an important part of our forested community. They are valued by our community and provide the following benefits:


  • Habitat for birds and animals
  • Shade provides cooling in summer
  • Intercept rain to reduce intensity of storm runoff
  • Storage of carbon dioxide helps limit climate change
  • Stabilize slopes to reduce soil runoff and landslides 

Trees are protected:

  • On District land
  • Within a stream corridor
  • On private property 
  • Heritage trees (as part of the Community Heritage Register)
  • Old Growth trees