24-hour tree-cutting hotline is now up and running

A 24-hour tree cutting tip line is now in service for residents of the heavily-wooded Brookswood/Fernridge area of Langley Township.

Callers to 604-532-7520 will get a recorded message promising their complaint will be investigated.

“Hello, you have reached the tree protection hotline where you may report a tree-cutting incident in the Brookswood/Fernridge area,” the voice message says.

It asks callers to leave the address where the cutting is taking place with their name and phone number and time of the call.

“Your call will be assigned to an officer for investigation,” the message goes on to promise.

The all-hours phone line in the Township bylaw enforcement department was approved in response to a number of incidents of alleged clear-cutting in the days following a council vote that set a limit of eight trees or 20 per cent per property, whichever is less.

The first two alleged violations of the new clear-cutting ban were reported in the area of 27 Avenue near 200 Street less than two days after the bylaw was passed by council.

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