Where have the trees gone?

16 Mar

You may have noticed a sudden culling of trees from Berczy Park. In fact, at least seven trees have been removed in the past week, with others marked with

ominous orange paint, possibly tagged for chopping in the coming days.

As the ‘before and after’ photos show below, many lush trees have been removed from Berczy in recent years and not replaced. It’s especially noticeable around the focal-point fountain where trees used to offer a pleasant shaded spot for visitors. Now, only roughly bricked-over tree wells remain.

Friends of Berczy Park has posed the question to the City’s park and forestry officials and our Councillor, asking why the trees were felled and what are the plans to replant. We’ll keep you posted on their response.

What do you think? Share your thoughts on our blog.

5 Responses to “Where have the trees gone?”

  1. Dean Harding March 16, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Wow – had no idea it was 7!!!

    Thanks for the info & looking forward to hearing why!!!

  2. 30 Wellington March 16, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    It’s a shame to not have some notice or communication that the trees were being cut down. What else is in store for this important neighbourhood park?

    Who is responsible for this?

  3. berczypark March 16, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    We have heard that it was Urban Forestry that recently removed trees in Berczy Park. Our Forestry Operations contact is away until next week. We expect to receive more details on the specific trees that were removed once he returns to the office.

  4. Renee Chung March 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    I am sad to see how bare Berczy has become. It is very noticeable that the trees were gone. It’s such a shame. I hope the plan is to re-plant some trees. Thanks for the update. I appreciate it.

  5. Friends of Berczy Park Working Group March 30, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    We have heard back from the Parks folks – please see our next blog entry.

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