Courtice North at Trulls/Pebblestone (was Trulls Road Woods)DeforestCourtice.jpg (12289 bytes)

Natural vegetation moderates climate, maintains hydrologic cycles, provide a home for other species, supplies oxygen, absorbs carbon dioxide and has a special aesthetic and psychological appeals. Cleared landscape increases the run-off and land erosion, and streams receiving this water run-off exaggerate the flood regime. Effects are even more devastating when combined with houses, roads, parking lots, etc., which also make the land impermeable. See also Studies...concerning wildlife habitat, linkages, woodlots and unsuitability of this area for development.