Tree Protection Advisory Committee

Applications are now open for the Tree Protection Advisory Committee (TPAC). Deadline for applications is 3:30pm on Friday, August 21.

TPAC Online Application

A broad-based team of community members is being established to provide advice and guidance for the protection, preservation, and planting of trees in the Township. Specifically, this involves a review of the Tree Protection Bylaw 2019 No. 5478, and development of a Community Forest Management Strategy. 

The Township of Langley is seeking applications for nine members of a Tree Protection Advisory Committee (TPAC). The Team will be made up of a minimum two-thirds residents or business owners in the Township of Langley, and others with expertise or experience in areas such as arboriculture, forestry, green infrastructure systems, climate action (adaptation and mitigation), and ecosystem planning.

The TPAC will assist and work with Township staff in a conversational, “round-table” format to offer feedback, review materials, and report back to the community and other organizations on progress and key discussions.

If you would like to be involved in the TPAC, complete the online application. Deadline for applications is 3:30pm on Friday, August 21. 

Council endorsed the Tree Protection Advisory Committee Terms of Reference on June 15, 2020.

Information on the Community Forest Management Strategy can be found on the project webpage.


The purpose of the TPAC is to provide input to the Township on the review of Tree Protection Bylaw 2019 No. 5478, and the preparation of the Community Forest Management Strategy.  The Committee will:

  • Review and provide input on a vision statement, principles, goals, targets and actions
  • Provide advice and guidance for the protection, preservation and planting of trees in the Township
  • Report back to the community and organizations on progress and key discussions
  • Assist and work with staff, in a conversational and “round-table” discussion context, and serve as a “sounding board” for project staff and consultants.

Review the TPAC Terms of Reference.

The TPAC is comprised of eleven (11) members, including:

  • Nine (9) persons of which two-thirds will be residents or business owners in the Township of Langley, and others with expertise or experience in areas such as arboriculture, forestry, green infrastructure systems, climate action (adaptation and mitigation), and ecosystem planning
  • One (1) member of Council as a Council Co-Chair, and one (1) member of Council as an Alternate. The Council Co-Chair and Alternate are non-voting members.

Members will be chosen through Council vote and announced in a Council Meeting.

TPAC will assemble for a period of approximately 12 months and is scheduled to meet at key stages of review and development.

Additional questions or inquiries can be sent to cfms@tol.ca.