The City of Red Deer is beginning work in the forested areas of Pines east and north of Piper Drive this week.  

City workers will be removing dead trees and brush to reduce the risk of potential fires in those areas. Crews may or may not be chipping fallen trees depending on their role in the forest ecology.  

“This work is a continuation of the fire load reduction work that we began in the area last year, and by doing this work in the winter we are being proactive in advance of a fire season which typically begins in the spring,” said Greg Sikora, Manager of Parks and Public Works. 

All work will be on public land at least 20 metres away from private property lines. The work is done in the winter in adherence to the Migratory Bird Act and to reduce damage to the forest ecology.  

The public is being reminded to allow city workers the room to work and to follow signage when navigating around the work.