By Jackie Perez, CTV News Ottawa, March 12, 2023
Ottawa residents are speaking out against plans to cut down a large swath of trees in the rural southeast end of the city near the Tewin lands.
...On Sunday, a rally was held to call for a stop to the clear-cutting around the Tewin development and demand the city strengthen its tree protection bylaw. It was hosted by Ecology Ottawa, Greenspace Alliance, Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability, Horizon Ottawa and residents living in Carlsbad Springs.
..."The tree protection bylaw came out in 2021, this is its first test," said William van Geest with Ecology Ottawa. “We need the city to step in, tighten the bylaw, clarify and prevent any more destruction on this scale."