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From the Tri-City News
“The tree bylaw does permit the removal of significant trees for construction of buildings,” stated Kristen Dixon, the city’s chief administrative officer in an email to The Tri-City News. “Ventana Construction applied for and received a tree removal permit for the necessary work.”
Of the 146 trees on the site, as many as 122 have to be removed for the $132 million project, including an 18-metre tall Douglas Fir deemed too large to transplant. About half of the trees were felled in February in time for March construction.
Several large deciduous trees with pink ribbons tied around them next to the Port Coquitlam recreation complex construction are destined to come down in the next few weeks.