Thursday, April 30, 2015

An Important Fence

This fence is the type of fence required by the city to protect trees during construction or renovation of a  home. It marks off a Tree Protection Zone (TPZ) around the tree where there are to be no grade changes, no storage of materials, no hard surfacing, and no vehicle parking. The city also requires that a deposit of around $5,000 be put down that will be returned if the tree is unharmed at the end of the work. If the tree dies you forfeit the money and you also must plant new trees in its place. This one was spotted in the Annex neighbourhood where the homes in this pic sell for a few million dollars each!
Taking part in Good Fences. Click HERE to see more fences from around the world.

31 comments:

Karl Demetz said...

The city requires a deposit, that's a good thing !
Wow, are these homes really so expensive?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

As a lover of trees I like this idea Pat, people are often unaware of the damage they can do.

Karen S. said...

Sure is goes without saying, very important! I believe we call them Row Houses here, and they are just gorgeous!

Luis Gomez said...

Truly important!

Aimeecakes said...

Wow - nice to see the trees being treated so well!

Taken For Granted said...

Can't fool me. Those fences are there so the trees don't escape.

Sharon Anck said...

Now that truly lives up to the name "good fence". This sounds like a brilliant way to protect the trees in the inner city.

VP said...

A very important fence indeed! I wish we would use it here!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that's an awesome program they've got going! thanks for linking when you have a chance!

Stephanie said...

I had no idea of the payment for protection of the tree. I have always noticed these fencing around the trees. Thanks on the info!

William Kendall said...

It certainly is a good idea.

Fotolosopher said...

What's 5k hen you're house cost several million? Seriously, this is a great idea...it's hard to replace grown-up trees and their benefits!

Revrunner said...

Some serious measures there.

Cloudia said...

Yay Toronto!





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Gosia k said...

a great fences to protect trees

Margaret Adamson said...

very interesting post about why the fence is there.

eileeninmd said...

I think it is wonderful the trees are so protected.. Great idea. Wonderful fence photo, enjoy your day!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Wow! Just WOW! 5000 is a lotta lotta money for a tree. I love trees, but I have never seen anything like this.

Ida said...

That was interesting to read about. I believe I saw some trees here protected that way when they put in a new street a few blocks away. That's a pretty steep fee for harming the tree.

jennyfreckles said...

Don't think we do that here - but a great idea. I wonder if it would protect the roots though, as they would seem the most vulnerable part.

Lois said...

Good for the city for protecting the trees like that. We have strict tree ordinances here too. Those homes are beautiful!

Jack said...

That is interesting. I admire the way Toronto protects mature trees. Way to go, Toronto.

Rory Bore said...

A very important fence indeed!! and smart thinking about the deposit too.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It seems like a a good idea to me. There is no way that would happen here in the Tea Party capital of the US.

Randy said...

So wonderful that they protect the trees.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a very well protected tree!

Laura. M said...

Is better protected Pat ;)

Andy said...

No shortage of red tape in T.O. The same colour of tape can found in Pickering with less strings attached.

Betsy said...

Hmm, mighty pricey area.
Some fence for sure.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm very impressed that Toronto takes it's trees and green spaces seriously!

Tom said...

A few million a piece? Really? What a deal! Tom The Backroads Traveller