City asking residents about tree planting in Crescent Park

The City of Dawson Creek is surveying residents about planting a bunch of trees in Crescent Park and Fred Flavelle Memorial Lions Park.

Councillor Paul Gevatkoff had suggested the idea at the April 8 council meeting of 5.5 acres of “normal wooded area boreal forest,” which would be a no mow zone, and would reduce maintenance costs for the City. (A volunteer group would plant the trees, Gevatkoff told council he would acquire the trees).

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Gevatkoff says he’d like to start planting them in June, if given approval.

While the rest of council debated the size of the no mow zone, they agreed to bring it to the public.

On Monday, council and staff were at the park showing potential designs and surveying residents whether they are in favour of the idea. But for those who couldn’t make it, they are doing an online survey.

All the examples provided by the City of the size of the “forest” have a length of 1,500 ft, but varying lengths — 20 to 160 ft are the options being thrown around. (And the survey asks if you have alternate suggestions).

The survey can be found online at, and for more information, call 250-784-3604.

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