Magnificent evergreens have just been clear cut along Great Northern Way. The photos here are for the record. It is ironic that these mature trees came down despite Vancouver City Hall’s “Urban Forest Strategy” and its appeals to “Help us grow our urban forest and reach our goal of planting 150,000 trees by 2020,” and just before the much-advertised “Vancouver Tree Week.” One step forward, two steps back? Some people may wish to ask Mayor and Council to investigate the rationale and process that led to permission to cut these trees.
Before the clear cut:
Compare before and after: