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Congratulations to Brennan Orridge (11 yrs.), the winner of our question from the Aug./Sept. issue.

Trees on private property having a diameter of 30 cm or greater at 1.4 metres above ground level are subject to protection under City of Toronto Municipal Code and therefore it is unlawful to injure or destroy such trees without first obtaining a permit from Urban Forestry to do so.   www.toronto.ca/trees

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bigTreeDSCN3373Beaches is known for big trees. Many streets are named after trees. Do you think you have the biggest tree – either on your street or a place you walk your dog every day?

Each winner will win a pair of movie passes to the Alliance Cinema in the Beach. There will be two winners:

1. Biggest Tree
2. Random draw from all submissions

Guidelines for the Big Tree Hunt Contest:
Trees are to be measured according to the City of Toronto Private Tree By-law.
Please provide the tree’s:

a. Size (circumference – as if you are measuring your waist) from 4½ feet above ground level.
b. Location (identifiable). No need if it is in a private backyard.
c. Photo of the tree.
Optional:  d. Type of tree   e. Age of tree

Send in your entry by November 10, 2013 at beachesliving.ca/bigtree