Dear Mr. Lefebure:
I was glad to hear you have decided to call a public consultation on July 11 regarding the conservation of the maple tree outside Island Savings Centre.
The tree is a living totem for the people of Duncan. It was planted by someone so long ago, yet it still exists as a memorial to those early pioneers. To me it represents that an imperfect physical shape does not mean useless and dead; the hollow tree still manages to deliver nutrients to the limbs and produces amazing foliage. With continued care it could last another century, and its position is unlikely to cause harm to anyone even if it should be hit by lightning.
The tree is beautiful and unique and should be a point of interest for visitors who come to see our totems. It needs a plaque to show people cared enough about it to save it, with a thank you to you for spearheading this.