One tree cause for alarm

It amazes me that if you cut down one tree, the bylaw officer will be summoned promptly. Cut down many mature trees and nothing happens.

It amazes me that if you cut down one tree, the bylaw officer will be summoned promptly. Cut down many mature trees and nothing happens.

I guess this is because one tree will get you a quick response, and a fine, if you are an ordinary citizen who cannot afford a lawyer.

When one of my “good neighbours” reported that I was cutting down a tree, the bylaw officer was in my backyard promptly. Fortunately for me, the tree was under 12” and was an old diseased apple tree.

So much for Surrey bylaws.

 

Donald M. Sparks

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