Tree clearing is scheduled to start next week on a property known as the “Tartan Lands”, east of Caribou Street and Liard Street. The work is in preparation for a new subdivision, originally approved in 2014.
 
The City is protecting a 10.9-metre buffer of greenspace and pathway along the west side of the site for a pathway linking Fernbank Road and Kemp Woodland. There’s also a 5-meter strip of trees being kept on the north edge of the site, and in an area reserved for a future park.
 
A tree cutting permit has been issued by the City’s forestry department who will be monitoring the work. Tartan has marked off the buffer and other sensitive environmental areas on the site that will be protected.
 
I’m never happy to see the loss of trees and forests in our community. We can never fully compensate for the loss of these mature trees.