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Allowed to accept endangered trees: Lake Louise Ski Resort is penalized

Bill Graveland, Canadian press

Published on Friday, November 30, 2018, at. 4:32 EST

CALGARY – The judge today ordered a world-renowned Alberta ski resort to cut down threatened trees five years ago.

Banff National Park Lake Louise resort last December found guilty that in 2013 the ski route has ripened from tree plants, including some white pine pine trees.

The resort is sentenced to Calgary court courtroom with two payments – one under the Rhine Law and the other under the Canadian National Parks Act.

In total, 132 trees were removed, but the actual number of exposed pine for white apples was challenged. Initially Crown said that 39 were removed, but the defender said that this figure was much lower.

The maximum penalty according to the Law "At Risk" for each destroyed tree is 300 000 USD, but the maximum of the tree – 250 000 USD in accordance with the National Parks Act.

"We will ease when it's finally over," said Dan Markham, director of communication at the Lake Louise ski resort.

"Lake Louise is interested in moving ahead and launching a rehabilitation plan with which we work with the Canadian Park."

The prolonged, five-pointed, white-bark peasant growth is fertile and is threatened by invasive disease, fire and climate change. This is considered to be crucial because it provides animal feed and habitat and helps stabilize the slopes of the steep hill.

The tree exists at a high altitude in the north of Northern Ireland, which is in or near Treeline. It has grown on the continent for 100 000 years and can grow from 500 to 1000 years.

A concerted statement of facts says that in the summer of 2013, a Ptarmigan Ridge ski resort has a tracking team of six employees, including a driver. The work involved the killing, repair and installation of fences, as well as the trimming and removal of some trees.

The paper says that at the end of September this year, workers had reduced the number of trees without permission, including threatened white peel pine trees.

The fact statement says that only August 12, 2014, it was discovered that endangered trees were cut to the park for Canada and the resort staff who rated the place for the new hiking trail.

The DNA analysis confirmed that the trees are white pine pine. The question was handed over to the Canadian Parks for investigation and payments were made.

The court document says Lake Louise was co-operating in the investigation and has taken steps to prevent similar cases. It says the resort has also spent money on initiatives related to white pine trees, including the extensive mapping of this tree in the area.

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