Scheduled removal of the Willow Tree located in Marina Park

News Release

For immediate release
February 11, 2019

Willow Tree – Marina Park

Comox, BC – Council of the Town of Comox wish to advise its residents of the required/scheduled removal of the Willow tree located in Marina Park.

Following a December snowstorm, the nearly 100 year old Willow tree displayed signs of deterioration by losing a ‘major’ limb. Following this occurrence, construction fencing was placed around the area until such time as the Town was able to carry out an assessment. On January 30, 2019 the tree was assessed by a professional arborist who determined that the tree is showing signs of over maturity and in complete decline. Given the professional assessment and the location of the declining tree, the Town will be removing the tree from the park.

“It is certainly disheartening to lose such a prominent, long time, natural feature of our park”, stated Mayor Russ Arnott. “While it is hoped that we may be able to retain the stump and allow it to sprout over time, the safety of our residents, the general public and our park visitors are our main priority.”

The tree is scheduled to be removed the latter part of this week (Thursday and/or Friday, February 14 or 15, 2019) weather permitting. In the interim, construction fencing will remain around the site to ensure the safety of the public.

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Media contacts:

Mayor Russ Arnott

Richard Kanigan, CAO

Phone: 250.339.2202