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Trees illegally cut down on north end of Okanagan Rail Trail

Trees chopped down along the North Okanagan section of the Okanagan Rail Trail are seen in this undated photo.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Regional District North Okanagan
May 13, 2020 - 11:50 AM

The Regional District of North Okanagan is investigating after trees along two of the region's trails were illegally cut down.

Trees along sections of the Grey Canal Trail and the Okanagan Rail Trail near Vernon were illegally cut down in the last week, according to a regional district media release issued today, May 13.

"It’s selfish to chop down healthy trees on public land, whether one is doing it to better their view, or for any other reason," Regional District general manager of community service Mike Fox said in the release.

"The trails were designed to include natural elements, including adjacent trees and shrubs, so please leave them there for all users of the trail to enjoy."

Bylaw officers from the Regional District are investigating the incidents and encourage the public that if they see anyone removing or vandalizing Regional District land to call bylaw at 250-550-3700.

The penalty for defacing, cutting, destroying or damaging any tree, shrub, or plant is $250.

Trees chopped down along the Grey Canal Trail in the Vernon area are seen in this undated photo.
Trees chopped down along the Grey Canal Trail in the Vernon area are seen in this undated photo.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / Regional District North Okangan

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