Century-old trees off chopping block after outcry

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By Laura Osman, CBC News Ottawa, August 8, 2018

A pair of 100-year-old sugar maples in Old Ottawa East have won a reprieve following an outcry over a developer's attempt to chop them down.

The trees sit on the northern edge of the 916-home Greystone Village development along the Rideau River.

The developer, Regional Group, initially promised the trees would be spared, but recently applied to the city for a permit to cut them down after it determined the trees wouldn't survive construction.

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