Traffic Notice City Square / Station Street Re: Sweet Gum Tree Replacement

The American Sweet Gum trees in City Square and along Station Street will be removed and replaced with other suitable trees.  The project will begin on Monday, March 28th, 2022.  To ensure everyone’s safety, work areas will be blocked off and access to sidewalks, roads and City Square will be closed, as required.  Please expect minor delays if travelling though the work zone.

What: Tree removal and replacement
Where: Station Street and City Square
When: Project begins Monday, March 28, 2022, est. complete by Friday, April 1, 2022

It has become evident that these trees are not suitable for the locations where they were planted. The American Sweet Gum tree grows 60 to 70 feet tall and spreads 40 to 50 feet wide at maturity with large branches prone to failure, and with a shallow root system, raises safety concerns including branches falling and tripping hazards.


Questions or further information?  Please contact Public Works at 250-746-5321 or email: 

Urban Forest Strategy and Tree Protection