Cleaning up the forest
Bobby Lawrence, a Grade 11 student at Rutland Secondary School, piles up logs and branches while working with other forestry students at Trepanier Creek Greenway Regional Park on Thursday. Ten students worked at the park last week cleaning up beetle-damaged logs and trees.
Cleanup in Trepanier
Landon Gorges of Rutland Secondary cuts up logs.
Posted: Sunday, June 7, 2015 9:01 pm
Pine beetles that killed large swaths of Okanagan forest five years ago may be down, but they’re not out.
The pest has infested hundreds of trees made vulnerable by the Trepanier Creek fire near Peachland in 2012. Crews felled about 400 pines along the four-kilometre greenway this spring.
Sunday, June 7, 2015 9:01 pm.