What Is Required to Breathe in the World?

Federal regulators are not
Federal regulators are not required
Federal regulators are not required to
Federal regulators are not required to obtain permits
Federal regulators are not required to obtain permits to hack and hew
Federal regulators are not required to obtain permits to slaughter
more than 1300 trees in the Burnaby community

Trees are not required to transform carbon dioxide to oxygen
Trees are not required to inspire awe
Trees are not required to send nutrients from roots to canopies
Trees are not required to green the soul
Trees are not required to cup children in their boughs
Trees are not required to endure storms

but they do, undertaking the heartwork of elders.

Dear Trans Mountain and Trudeau:
Please stop the unnecessary removal of over 3000 trees from the Burnaby Mountain Community. Now is the time to step back from further degradation of the environment both locally and globally. Now is the time to make short term profits and development secondary to the health and well being our children and future generations.

Susan McCaslin
Langley, British Columbia

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