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Tree removal to come at a price under laws considered for ACT designed to protect, grow city's canopy

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
April 20 2022 - 7:30pm
City Services Minister Chris Steel. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Homeowners would need to plant two new trees for every tree they remove, or pay $600 a tree if planting two trees is impossible, under new laws being considered by the ACT government designed to better protect the urban canopy.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.