TEMPORARY TRAIL CLOSURE will resume again for June 16 on the Wardner Fire Access / No-Brakes Trail to complete the snag assessment and danger tree falling.

TEMPORARY TRAIL CLOSURE #2 – Snag assessment and felling on Wardner Fire Access Trail (No Brakes) Thursday June 11, 2020

The Danger Tree crew sent by Recreation Sites and Trails BC worked on the Buchanan Fire Access Trail / No Brakes section most of Tuesday but achieved only 50% completion. They will return this coming Thursday, which requires trail closure on the same trails shown all day on June 11.

All these diseased trees show signs of root rot (Armillaria) and some are covered with little white fungus pustules indicative of Douglas-fir beetle kill. This is a fungus carried under the tree bark by the beetles to assist in weakening tree defenses to their attack. After the beetle brood hatches and flies, the fungus remains and grows out of the entry/exit holes created by the beetles.

Thank you for adjusting your recreation plans.


 TEMPORARY TRAIL CLOSURE – Snag assessment and felling on Wardner Fire Access Trail (No Brakes) Tuesday June 9, 2020
We have asked the Recreation Sites and Trails Officer to assess, and if necessary remove, dangerous snags along the Wardner Fire Access Trail [No Brakes Section] to improve safety along the recreation trail. Douglas-fir trees in this area are heavily infected with Armillaria Root disease. A Danger Tree Assessor (DTA) crew will complete this work tomorrow morning, Tuesday June 9. The trail will be closed during this time from the Wardner trailhead to the Viewpoint loop and including the upper Wardner loop. Please avoid this area tomorrow morning. The trail will be open in the afternoon.