Thinning

What it’s about:

Large areas were closed and  chain saws were buzzing in PPP shortly after Hurricane Dorian passed by in early September of 2019. Some of that was to move trees that fell or  were leaning over after the huuricane, but it didn’t stop there  – contractors began a thinning ot tree cull  that had been planned to take place in  5 areas of the park in 2019.   There was no Press Release or  other public announcement about the operations. The articles below provide more details. According to the first article, “A similar thinning project will be conducted next year and in 2021”.

Summer tree-thinning at Halifax’s Point Pleasant Park part of post-Juan plan
by John McPhee in the Chronicle Herald May 8, 2019

Massive tree cull in Point Pleasant Park planned for this summer
Paul Palmeter · CBC News · Posted: May 07, 2019

Forestry expert advises caution in Point Pleasant Park tree cull
Pam Berman · CBC News · Posted: May 13, 2019

For the birds: Halifax delays plan to cut 80,000 trees in Point Pleasant Park
Michael MacDonald, THE CANADIAN PRESS on CTV News May 10, 2019

The 2019 thinning got underway sometime in early September of 2019 and is due to be completed by Oct 31, 2019.

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