Municipalities point to counties official plan for municipal tree canopy and vegetation policy

By Louise Sproule, The Review, May 13, 2019

He says. She says.

Although municipalities are pointing to the tree and natural vegetation policies contained in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) official plan as protection of municipal tree cover, the counties are not responsible for protection of tree canopy in municipalities.

Clarence-Rockland, Alfred-Plantagenet, Champlain Township, East Hawkesbury and The Nation Municipality each adopted by-laws earlier this year in keeping with changes to the Ontario Municipal Act which said that municipalities had to establish policies by March 2019 with respect to the manner in which they will protect and enhance the tree canopy and natural vegetation in municipalities.

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