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Fraser Highway widening

The City of Surrey is planning to widen Fraser Highway through the Green Timbers Urban Forest, starting in 2017.

The nine-page Corporate Report from Engineering and Parks to City Council is here:
http://www.surrey.ca/bylawsandcouncillibrary/CR_2015-R085.pdf

Here are a few articles online:

From the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/surrey-to-cut-down-hundreds-of-green-timbers-trees-to-make-way-for-lrt-1.3089323

The Surrey Leader: Protecting Paradise: http://www.surreyleader.com/news/306164021.html

The Surrey Now: http://www.thenownewspaper.com/news/unknown-number-of-trees-in-green-timbers-will-fall-to-make-way-for-lrt-in-surrey-1.1957484 (on the home page this article is next to a story about Delta planting 1,500 trees).

The Surrey Now: http://www.thenownewspaper.com/news/our-view-trees-make-news-in-surrey-and-delta-for-a-reason-1.1957494

News1130: http://www.news1130.com/2015/06/04/heritage-group-members-cringe-at-marked-trees-in-green-timbers/

Global TV: http://globalnews.ca/news/2039593/city-of-surrey-to-cut-down-hundreds-of-trees-in-green-timbers-park/

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