What Did We Engage On?
As Saskatoon grows and changes, greater pressures are placed on our urban forest due to construction, infill, and other forms of development. Currently, the existing City policies and processes have not been sufficient in preventing damage to and the loss of public trees, primarily due to the lack of an effective form of recourse or enforcement. Therefore, the City is developing a Tree Protection Bylaw to provide improved clarity on the protection, growth and preservation of public trees, as well as improve the City’s ability to protect our urban forest.
From January – March 2022, we engaged the community in the development of the Tree Protection Bylaw. You can learn more about what we heard through the Final Engagement Report. Based on your feedback, research on what other cities have done, and internal considerations, City Administration will seek approval from City Council to draft a bylaw.
How Can You Get Involved?
Engagement for this project has closed, but you can find out more about what we heard in the Final Engagement Report here. Thank you to all who provided their feedback!
Comments and questions can also be provided by email, telephone, or mail using the contact information below: