Citizens for a Livable Cranbrook Society provides grassroots leadership and an inclusive process, with a voice for all community members, to ensure that our community grows and develops in a way that incorporates an environmental ethic, offers a range of housing and transportation choices, encourages a vibrant and cultural life and supports sustainable, meaningful employment and business opportunities.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Cranbrook Community Forest and Trap Trees

First it was the Pine Beetle causing havoc in many parts of the province and now an outbreak of Fir Beetle is attacking many Douglas Forest trees. The beetle will choose freshly fallen trees in which to lay its eggs and so a plan is in place in the Community Forest to help control this infestation.

Don't be alarmed if you find one of these 'trap trees'.

pictured to the left:  Forestry workers preparing to cut down some capture trees for the fir beetle.

This fall after the beetles have laid their eggs, the trees will be cut up and burned. This will help diminish the spread of this beetle in the CCF.

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