This article about Niagara Falls trees was first published in Niagara This Week – Monday, April 3, 2017.
Mayor Jim Diodati wants the city to step up its tree replacement program.
The mayor brought forward a motion at the March 28 council meeting calling on staff to bring back a report to council.
“I would like to see the city enact a new policy that would see where every tree that is removed, the city would replace it with two or three.”
Currently, the city’s remove-replace ratio Is one-to-one, he said.
“We could plant the extra one or two in a park or on a trail or somewhere in the city to expand the canopy,” he said, adding that the city currently “sits at a 97-per-cent replacement rate.”