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Posted on: June 5, 2018

2018 Mountain Pine Beetle Program Update

2018 Mountain Pine Beetle Program Update

The Town of Hinton is pleased to report that at this time, our 2018 Mountain Pine Beetle control work removing infested green trees from within Town limits is both on time, and on budget. This work was funded by a provincial grant to address the extensive growth of the infestation, affect the spread of the beetle, and delay its impacts. We are expecting work to be completed in mid to late June.

In addition, the municipal work removing red dead trees continues, concentrating on trees that pose potential hazards to people, property or infrastructure, or contribute to our community’s overall wildfire risk. Funding for this work has been approved for the next three years.

Currently, the Town is planning to carry out mulching of debris and deadfall in the summer or early fall to ensure felled trees will be properly dried. Town of Hinton mountain pine beetle control work supports or advances FireSmart activities wherever possible. More details on timelines for these activities will be provided.

Previous release and further information available on our website, available here.

Free Firewood Available

As result of Mountain Pine Beetle control work, some stripped logs are currently available for removal from the Hinton Mountain Bike Park. While anyone is able to go in and remove these logs, all visitors to the area are reminded that ATV's are not permitted in the park.

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