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Stittsville residents angry over expected clear-cutting

Residents in Stittsville are upset over plans to cut down hundreds of trees as part of work to build a 150-home subdivision.

Tree cutting opposed in Stittsville

Ottawa

6 years ago
2:09
Developer says it must cut more than 200 trees as part of study ordered by the city. 2:09

Residents in Stittsville are upset over plans to cut down hundreds of trees as part of work to build a 150-home subdivision.

The development, off Fernbank Road, used to be provincially designated wetland.

The city has asked the developer for a study to find out if the land is safe to build on, and the developer says it'll need to remove the trees to bring the machinery in for the study.

As Ashley Burke reports in the video above, that isn't sitting well with residents.

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