New requirements in Edmonton could expect developers and residents alike to plant additional trees and shrubs. Bylaw changes would dictate that builders plant two, three, or four shrubs per single-family unit residence. However, city council would provide credit to those who have existing trees on the property.
Members of the Old Glenora Conservation Association are encouraging the council to take it one step further and mandate that the builders maintain surviving trees as well. Council members agree, stating the city is bringing forward many significant points, vital to developing vacant areas within the community.
There appears to be concern about the bylaw proposal suggesting infill developments clear space for new homes but not focus attention to the landscaping. Particularly when we see trees aged over 60 years being cut down for new homes and neighborhoods.
Council members agree that the changes being brought forth are considerable due to the influx of infill development.
Moving forward, the city appears to have hope that there will be sincere acknowledgment and action regarding this concern.
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