New guidelines for planting street trees in subdivisions

By StittsvilleCentral, September 26, 2017

Ottawa’s new subdivisions may soon have more tree-lined streets, thanks to guidelines received by the City’s Planning Committee today.

The new guidelines offer flexibility to the 2005 Clay Soils Policy when it comes to small and medium-sized trees under certain conditions. With more than half of the vacant land within Ottawa’s urban boundary potentially containing sensitive marine clay soils, this update will increase the number, size and variety of street trees in new subdivisions.

These new tree-planting guidelines are one of the initiatives resulting from the Building Better and Smarter Suburbs project.

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