FORT ST. JOHN -- Fort St. John is asking trail-goers at parks around the city to be cautious of crews working to clear fallen and dead trees.

Arborists and landscaping contractors will be about over the next several weeks to remove fallen, dangerous, and dead trees at Centennial, Mathews, and Toboggan Hill Park.

They will also be out on the Garrison Trail and in the Fish Creek Community Forest to remove hazardous trees and underbrush.

They’re asking residents to obey signage and avoid crews while the work is being performed.

The clean-up is part of the city's Urban Forest Strategy that aims to protect, enhance, and expand urban forests.

In 2021, the city had to issue an apology after a contractor working on the Garrison Landing Walking Trail accidentally removed all vegetation and several healthy trees, before getting into an argument with a resident.

The city has since planted new trees along the trail.