Trees at Willow Tree intersection - soon to be cut down

Urgent! Sign FHC’s Petition to Save Robie & Bell Road Trees!

We all know that healthcare and the trees need to co-exist. When FHC heard that Premier Houston’s provincial government wanted Mayor Savage and HRM’s  permission to cut 37 trees on Robie, Bell Road and Summer for the QEII hospital expansion, we knew there was a better option — take the building back from the edge so the tree roots were safe. Our collective effort has reduced the planned number of cuts to 20. But HRM has issued these 20 permits. We must keep up the pressure. Governments and builders can do better. Action is Urgent

Help Protect Our Trees – Take Action
1. Sign Our Petition to Premier Houston & Mayor Savage:
https://chng.it/qFyKkmqXbT
Like, Share, Send!

2. Email Politicians:
premier@novascotia.ca, mayor@halifax.ca, waye.mason@halifax.ca.
I
nclude HRM’s Manager of Urban Forestry, Crispen Wood woodc@halifax.ca
Ask him to add your comments to his Urban Forest Masterplan Update.
Tell them to:

  • Protect the 20 remaining trees, set the building back from the sidewalk
  • Follow good urban planning principles; engage in meaningful public consultation
  • Be collaborative. Work together. Keep a healthy environment for a healthy population and climate.

Cutting down mature, historic trees along Halifax streets is not acceptable. We are living with the effect of climate change – Fiona, floods, fires. Nova Scotians want faster better healthcare but it isn’t a case of hospitals or trees; better planning can give us both. Set the building back to protect the trees. They can never be replaced Political leadership to protect the trees and Halifax Common are what we need. Silence, shirking responsibility, blame and finger-pointing is unacceptable.

Here’s our tree action history to date:

November 2023 – FHC rallied against the governments’ plan to cut 37 trees. About 35 – 40 people including Gorsebrook and Citadel students joined our efforts.

August 2023 – FHC snet a second letter to Premier Houston and Mayor Savage asking why they’d been silent and unresponsive: 2023 FHC 2nd letter Mayor, Premier re tree cutting

July 2023 –  FHC letter:2023 FHC Mayor, Premier re tree cutting 

 

 


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