Public Meeting: North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan's Tree Planting Standards

Public Meeting: North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan's Tree Planting Standards

Green Infrastructure Ontario (GIO) Coalition  informed me of the following event:

North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan

Public Meeting

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 7-9 p.m.

Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road,
Oakville, Ontario, Canada

The Town of Oakville has sent the North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan to a tree committee for review.

Oakville’s proposed North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan is an innovative plan created to ensure a sustainable and healthy urban forest for the lands located north of Dundas Street.

Consultation on the plan’s tree planting standards as they relate to soil quality and quantity will be the primary focus of this public meeting.

The Town of Oakville wants your input.

The development community is requesting that the town limit soil volume to 15 cubic metres per tree.

Oakville Green, a local environmental organization, and others concerned about the urban forest would like people to participate in the December 6th committee meeting. The plan is a very good document but it needs a strong implementation plan and a proper soil specification.

Members of the public wishing to appear as a delegation can contact Nancy Fiorentino, Committee Coordinator at nfiorentino@oakville.ca or 905-338-4179 or attend the meeting and advise the Committee Coordinator that they would like to provide input.

Following the meeting, staff will report back to Council by January 2012 on the presentation and input received; and potential options that Council may consider in finalizing and implementing the plan.

Please contact Liz of Oakville Green (lizcdn@yahoo.com) for more information on the plan, the request made by developers and the meeting.

For background info as well as more info about the public meeting regarding North Oakville Urban Forest Strategic Management Plan, please click here.

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