The City of North Vancouver will be removing dead conifer trees located in located in the Mosquito Creek Park, and replacement trees will be planted soon.
The Western Hemlock Looper Moth outbreak and last year’s extreme heat caused significant damage to several trees in the City of North Vancouver, especially in Mosquito Creek Park, Greenwood Park, Loutet Park, and some City boulevards. Some of these trees have died and now require removal as they pose a risk to the public due to potential falling or fire, CNV says.
CNV will prioritize minimizing impacts to the native wildlife and trees will be retained wherever possible. CNV is also fertilizing damaged trees in Greenwood and Loutet Parks in an effort to support their health and help them survive.
Although this doesn’t pose a risk to the public, CNV is reminding people to keep pets and children away from the treated areas. Since 2019, CNV has planted approximately 4,000 trees on public property, with hundreds more added each year. Locals can learn more at cnv.org/StreetTrees.