Bylaws like EDPA protect general public interests but place the burden on individuals.
Fairness requires that the parties who enjoy the benefit should also share the burden. They don’t.
Tree bylaws are illustrative. Large trees create a beautiful streetscape and a green environment that benefits “everyone”.
Everyone does not suffer when the tree falls on the house in a wind storm. Everyone does not clean up dead tree leaves for six weeks in autumn. Everyone does not share the repair costs when the tree roots break driveways and plug drains.