Saturday, March 03, 2007
Kitsilano resident protests plans to axe 45 linden trees along West Broadway
More than 125 Kitsilano residents gathered on West Broadway Saturday to protest plans by Vancouver to cut down 45 mature linden trees in their neighbourhood.
Community activists, arborists and local business owners all spoke out strongly against the city plans, saying that the city refuses to consider alternate ways of dealing with tree roots pushing up the paved sidewalk between MacDonald and Alma.
West Kitsilano Residents Association representatives Mel Lehan and Alayne Keough urged the crowd gathered outside the Hollywood Theatre to contact City Hall to demand the linden trees be saved. Arborists and landscape architects say that at a maximum only 15 linden trees need to be replaced instead of the 45 scheduled for the chain saw starting in early April.
You can email Mayor Sam Sullivan and all City Councilors at once with your concerns.
Contact the West Kitsilano Residents Association at firstname.lastname@example.org