Registered eagle tree falls to a chain saw

 
 
Dan MacLennan
Campbell River Courier-Islander


 

The recent felling of a registered eagle nest tree in Campbell River has neighbors outraged, and also demonstrates the city's nest tree protection efforts have no teeth.

Environment Ministry officials confirm they're investigating the cutting down of a large Douglas fir on the lip of the escarpment south of Rockland Road on the morning of Feb. 27.

The tree contained a bald eagle nest and had been labeled with a Wildlife Tree tag under the provincial Wildlife Tree Stewardship (WiTS) program.

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