I have been stunned by the builders next door. After receiving assurances that 5 trees were to be protected on the lot next door we were awakened by tree fellers starting to chop down ALL the trees on the lot at 850 Snowdrop Avenue, Saanich BC. It turns out that the owner appealed the first rumbling and Saanich reversed themselves allowing the trees to be replaced with 2 years by minimal deciduous trees.
Two of the trees were Douglas fir and one was at least 2 feet in Diameter. 2 inch diameter trees are NOT a replacement.