Parksville removing trees damaged in park fire

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City crews will remove about 20 trees from Marks Nature Park on Jan. 11. 

The trees need to be dealt with before park is considered safe, according to Deb Tardiff, manager of communications for the City of Parksville.

“Given the specialized nature of the tree work and available resources, the work was scheduled for completion in early 2021,” Tardiff said in a release.

Staff completed a hazard assessment after a fire in November damaged the trees, many of which were already in a compromised condition, according Tardiff.

The park has been closed since the fire, but will reopen for community use once the work is complete. 

RCMP and bylaw officers escorted illegal campers out of the park on Nov. 26 after an early morning fire broke out in a tent. The cause of the fire has not been released.

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