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RMWB Wildfire Recovery Information

In an ongoing effort to listen to the concerns of residents and provide information about recovery, the Municipality – in partnership with the Wood Buffalo Recovery Task Force – will host a Here for You Information Session on the removal of trees burned during the wildfire that pose a safety hazard in the community.

Residents will have a chance to gather information about the selective removal and disposal of burnt trees along perimeter trails, roadways, municipal property, park infrastructure and in burned neighborhoods within the Urban Service Area of Fort McMurray.

The scope of the work is anticipated to include burnt trees that have fallen, those with burnt roots that are leaning but haven’t fallen, and trees that are partially burnt near the base and have little to no structural support. This work is not related to the FireSmart program.

The project is expected to include areas of Thickwood, Abasand, Beacon Hill, Waterways and Lower Townsite. Detailed maps showing the areas to be serviced are available at rmwb.ca/trees

Here for You: Hazardous Tree Removal

  • What: Here for You Information Session on hazardous tree removal
  • Where: McMurray Experience at Jubilee Plaza, 9909 Franklin Avenue
  • When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Residents are reminded of our weekly Here for You information sessions, every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shell Place, where they can discuss this and other recovery related initiatives in person.

Residents are encouraged to direct inquiries related to the removal of hazardous trees to Pulse line at 780-743-7000 or recovery@rmwb.ca.  

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