LETTER: Cates Park tree felling cuts against policy

Dear editor:

I was pleased to read in the Dec. 4 edition of the North Shore News that the District council of North Vancouver has approved a community energy efficiency policy. Included in this high level plan is action in four key areas, among which is “retaining tree canopy and other natural ecosystems.”

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I am wondering then how the DNV’s parks department’s decision to cut down up to 30 trees (marked with red numbers) in Cates Park is in keeping with this policy.

These trees are mostly mature broad-leaf maples, and a contractor will do the work. I am asking that the decision to remove these trees be subjected to a second opinion so that the district’s recent energy efficiency policy can be adhered to.

June Wells
North Vancouver District

Editor’s note: DNV spokesperson Courtenay Rannard offers the following response: “For safety reasons, our parks department identified trees in the Malcolm Lowry Trail in Cates Park that posed a danger to the public, as they are dead or dying, or require maintenance to maintain the safety of visitors to the park. Where possible, our staff will be planting replacement trees and leaving wood on site as habitat for ground species.” Details about the hazard tree removal are posted here

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