Comment 64162

By Thadius (anonymous) | Posted May 28, 2011 at 21:28:43

The reason the sign is there to say the trail is closed is because when the environmental assessment was being done the Chedoke Health Corporation (who owned the land) was informed that if the forested area was to be preserved in the long term then the trails would have to be closed because the foot and bike traffic was damaging the root system of the trees and therefore damaging the trees and their chance at survival. The root systems were shallow and close to the surface. The pedestrian and bike traffic was compounding the soil making it harder for the trees to get the water they needed for their size.

I have worked at Chedoke for 23 years and made a point of finding out why they closed the trails when I saw the signs go up.

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