Severity of tree loss impact is unknown

Tree preservation bylaw is step in the right direction, as loss of trees and farmland is increasing

Re: Protection needed for trees in Saanich (Letters, Aug. 21)

I don’t see a tree as just a tree, it’s a home for animals which involves our ecosystem in greater detail than we know.  The tree itself has its own importance.

A concrete jungle is not ideal for a total living environment. I feel people live for now and don’t look into the future when we will have fewer and fewer trees, and more and more buildings. And who knows what will happen to farmland?

But our climate is changing and that will impact our farmland, which will ultimately create another bylaw for something else – maybe more tree loss.

Karen Lynn

Saanich