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Ottawa proposes stiffer fines for illegal tree removal

Proposed bylaw aimed to help protect city's urban forest

December 9, 2019
By CBC News

Ottawa is proposing stiffer fines for removing trees without a proper permit. Robyn Miller/CBC

Fines assessed for tree removal in Ottawa without a proper permit are weak, a city councillor says. But he added a new bylaw aimed at protecting Ottawa’s urban forest will increase the application fee for removing trees and enlarge existing fines.