How can we reach our 2020
Greenest City Targets?

Michael James

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    1 comment  ·  GC 2020 » Improve access to nature  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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    Michael James commented  · 

    Great Idea. However you will need to provide large volumes of uncompacted soil to support trees that will grow large enough to create substantial canopy in the places we need it the most - sidewalks, plazas, parking lots...

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    Michael James commented  · 

    can you explain? be more specific?

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    5 comments  ·  GC 2020 » Plant additional trees  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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    Michael James commented  · 

    The right tree in the right place still applies. Not very tree has to be a giant, especially under power lines. You can pick species that are smaller in stature but still provide value. Even smaller stature trees need adequate soil volumes to support the size and longevity of a mature(30-40 years) tree.

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    1 comment  ·  GC 2020 » Use less water  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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    Michael James commented  · 

    The followng cities already have or are in the process of passing Mandatory Soil Volume standards for their street trees: Vancouver is far behind ...

    Toronto, Markham, Winnipeg, Langley, Oakville, Victoria, Kelowna

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    Michael James commented  · 

    Planting trees is not enough. You need to provide adequate soil volumes to grow a tree large enough to provide shade. 30m3 of soil for a 40cm diametre tree. The city needs to set soil volume requirements as part fo the tree planting detail.

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