DCA Supports Urban Tree Bylaw

Letter from DCA to

City of Ottawa                                                                     June 8 , 2009
Planning and Environment Committee
c/o Rob Tremblay
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1


Dear Members of Council,

On behalf of the Dalhousie Community Association I would like to express our strong support for the proposed Urban Tree Conservation by-law.

As I am sure many are aware, the benefits of urban trees are numerous. Most importantly, urban forests help tremendously with energy conservation and carbon dioxide absorption. They can reduce our energy costs and even provide for insulation against noise. Essentially, they make our city a dynamic environment that people want to work, live and visit.

Protecting existing woodlots in the outskirts of the city and preserving distinctive trees in our downtown neighbourhoods is the kind of action our city should be taking to protect our city’s tree canopy. That is why the Dalhousie Community Association voted last week to endorse and support the proposed Urban Tree Conservation.

Thank you for the consideration of the matter and we look forward to the speedy passage of this important by-law.


Eric Darwin
President, Dalhousie Community Association

Cc: Diane Holmes

Update: the tree bylaw has been passed.