Vancouver Park Board releases first Stanley Park logging stats

By Bob Mackin
The Breaker News
April 10, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

VANCOUVER — Crews cut down almost 2,700 trees in Stanley Park during the month of January alone, according to records released under the freedom of information law. Last November, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation announced 160,000 trees would be removed due to wildfire and safety risks caused by the Hemlock looper moth infestation and drought. The monthly report, submitted by main contractor B.A. Blackwell and Associates, showed 2,159 of the trees, measuring more than 20 centimetres in diameter, were cut around the Stanley Park Causeway. Between 98% and 100% of falling in the area was completed by the end of the month, but tree and debris removal was finished in only one of the four designated quadrants. Elsewhere, crews cut 287 trees around Prospect Point and 247 around the Stanley Park Railway. The Park Board has yet to release the figures for October to December or February and March.

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