Hoffmann Park Tree Removal - Complete

Update July 11, 2024 - The removal of decayed trees at Hoffmann Park is complete. The project is ahead of schedule, and safety concerns have been resolved. Hoffmann Park will reopen to the public at 3pm on Friday, July 12, 2024. Crews will be onsite next week for the clearing of debris and lumber but the park will remain open.

June 27, 2024 - Several Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock trees in Hoffmann Park have significant decay from Phaeolus schweinitzii. This is a root and butt rot fungus that attacks the roots and the lower 10 feet of the stem. As this decay progresses, wood loses its structural integrity, making the trees vulnerable to breakage and wind throw. This rot poses significant risks to public safety and compromises the overall health and resilience of the forest stand.

Prioritizing safety and sustainability, the removal of 10 Western Hemlocks and six Douglas-fir trees will begin on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, and will take approximately three weeks to complete. Once the safety concerns have been addressed, further investigation and soil analysis will be done to determine future management and replanting efforts.

For the safety of workers and the public, areas of the park will be closed while the work is in progress.  

This information was presented to City Council on June 25, 2024. Watch the Council Meeting video and read the staff report to Council for more background on this topic.

If you have further questions, please email ParksAndRec@pittmeadows.ca.

Traffic Impacts

From Tuesday, July 9 – Friday, July 12, 2024, traffic control will be on site to close a single lane on Harris Road by the bus stop and will be alternating traffic along 122 Avenue by Akasaka Sushi.