Saanich Councillor, Nathalie Chambers, suggested the idea of a Town Hall where experts could discuss the urban forest. The event was organized by a small group of volunteers from the Falaise Community, led by Stuart Macpherson. The following poster gives an overview:
The Town Hall was held April 27th, 2019 at the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific at 505 Quayle Rd. In addition to several formal presentations, there were two discussion periods and participants were encouraged to write down their thoughts or suggestions on note pads available at each table.
Stuart Macpherson has prepared the following report. It summarizes the meeting as well as the main conclusions.
Stuart gave a presentation to Saanich Council during the Open Forum of the Council meeting of July 15th, 2019. Complete videos of the Council meetings can be found online. Below is a clip of Stuart’s presentation.
The Community Trees Matter Network (https://creativelyunited.org/community-trees-matter-network/) is a useful resource on the urban forest.