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Eagle tree cut down

Killing of important tree being investigated in Campbell River

CAMPBELL RIVER — The City of Campbell River is working with the provincial conservation office and the Ministry of Environment to investigate the felling of an active bald eagle nest tree on the morning of Feb. 27.

A Douglas fir tree, which was registered in the provincial nest tree data base, was cut down in a residential area located on the ridge south of Rockland Road in Campbell River.

In a 2010 provincial report, in the Willow Point area of Campbell River, all the known nest trees in two nesting territories have been cut down. The report adds between 1990 and 1999 from Qualicum Beach to Campbell River, 17 of 253 known nest trees were lost.