How are trees considered in new site developments?

For new development, where a "forest edge" will be created along a protected stream or watercourse, the owner/developer is responsible for ensuring that the edge "effect" resulting from the tree clearing does not put at risk the trees adjacent to the stream. The developer must also work with qualified professionals to ensure Riparian Areas Regulation (RAR) compliance.

Through the City’s review and approval process for a housing development area, measures are taken to ensure the Stream Protection Enhancement Area (SPEA) is identified and protected for the purposes of preserving the health and viability of fish habitat and essential natural features. Windfirm trees (those with reduced blowdown risk) are also identified to ensure the integrity of the SPEA.

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1. How do I report a tree of concern?
2. What are my responsibilities as a homeowner?
3. How are trees considered in new site developments?
4. How does the Building Permit process ensure that the treed areas have been considered?
5. What is a Restrictive Covenant?
6. How do I know if I have a Restrictive Covenant on my Land Title?
7. What is the City doing to manage trees in my area?