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SAVE the Last Old Maple on Hornby Street!

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Two of the three last old homes on Hornby Street in Vancouver B.C. are slated to be demolished and along with them, a beautiful old red Maple in the front yard of one of them. These old homes are falling victim to Mayor Robertsons' and party's plan for rampant densification of Vancouver neighborhoods. This end of Hornby Street was once a vibrant neighborhood of lovely single family homes,trees and small businesses. These last two homes and other newer buildings in the block are doomed to make way for a 55 story Tower and out buildings called Burrard Place. The Tree is in the front yard of the most southern home and near the sidewalk. The plans for the new development, show a pedestrian and bicycle ( and perhaps car) throughway approximately where the homes and the Tree are, to allow people to cut through the development without having to go to Davie or Drake Street. There is no infrastucture like a parkade planned under the Tree so it is a good candidate to be saved if there is the will to do so. These homes and the Tree are the last remaining vestiges of old Vancouver on Hornby. The homes are lost, but in a city that purports to be Green, to lose this beautiful irreplaceable tree to unbridled development, just because there is no will to save it - that is unforgivable. The current plan is to plant younger trees along the throughway and that is a good plan,,,,but they won't replace a beautiful remnant of Vancouver's disappearing neighborhoods.

I  respectfully call on Mayor Robertson to revisit how old trees are being demolished  rampantly along with the homes and properties that they grace. Surely there is a will in Vancouver to save some of these trees, if possible, even if the neighborhoods they have shared for so many years are being irretrievably destroyed, and specifically to save this Tree please.

I would ask that the Developers of Burrard Place and Reliance Property  do the Right Thing and save this Tree please!





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