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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

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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.

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