Tree Removal - 8 Indian Grove
The Toronto Community Council recommends that City Council refuse to issue a permit to remove the tree located at 8 Indian Grove, requiring the applicant to redesign his plans for a new garage.
The Toronto Community Council submits the following report (February 4, 1998) from the Director, Development and Support, Toronto Parks and Recreation:
City Council is required under Municipal Code, Chapter 331, Article III, to decide whether or not to approve an application to injure or destroy trees on private property that are in a healthy condition and thirty centimetres in diameter or greater. The Community Council as a standing Committee of City Council under the procedural bylaw has been authorized to hear public deputations if any and make recommendations to City Council on, among other things, matters covered by tree bylaws which are contained in the above mentioned section of the Municipal Code. An application for a permit to remove one tree on private property in order to construct a new garage has been filed by Mr. Paul Nunes, 217 Rusholme Road, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 2Y9, agent for the owner of 8 Indian Grove.
That Toronto Community Council hear public deputations if any, and recommend that City Council adopt either A or B below.
(A) Refuse to issue a permit to remove the tree, requiring the applicant to redesign his plans for a new garage.
(B) Issue a permit for tree removal conditional on the applicant agreeing to plant a replacement tree on the property to the satisfaction of the Director of Development and Support.
The tree in question is a seventy-five centimetre diameter red oak in fair condition. The red oak tree is a native tree species and due to the trees long life span and large size it is an important component of Toronto=s urban forest. An alternative method of garage construction should be considered that would incorporate the red oak tree into the plans.
A notice of application sign was posted on the property for the required 14 day posting period, in order to notify the neighbourhood and provide an opportunity for objection to the application. No written objections were received in response to the application to remove the tree in question.