Street trees marked for removal at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack

Mature trees coming out during the intersection upgrade but they will be replaced threefold

City of Chilliwack crews will be taking out eight street trees at Five Corners as part of the intersection upgrade currently underway.

The reason for removal of those specific trees is to gain “improved traffic movements and safety” as the construction continues.

“Ultimately, we will be protecting 15 trees, like the ones in this photo, and will later plant 24 new street trees as part of this project,” according to a post from city officials.

Just in case people feel the inkling to complain, the post underlines that they’ll be planting more than are set to be taken out.

“We love trees and make sure we plant just as many or more trees than we remove.”

Unfortunately only one of the eight trees is being relocated, said a city official, in replying to a query.

“Our arborist assessed each tree scheduled for removal and determined based on their size and age, one is suitable for relocation.”

The rest will be composted.

The Five Corners intersection project should be complete at the end of May.


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