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Leftover wood from Metro Vancouver windstorm to be chipped and recycled, some available to public

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The largest storm to hit Metro Vancouver in a decade wreaked a lot of havoc this weekend, toppling many trees and leaving a considerable amount of debris for clean-up crews to deal with.

But what will happen to the thousands of trees cleaned from Vancouver streets?

Daria Wojnarski with the Vancouver Park Board says much of the wood from the storm will be converted into chips.

All the branches and the smaller trunks will go through the chipper and will be used in a variety of ways within the city for things like landscaping, trail top dressing and mulch for new trees and community gardens.

READ MORE: Massive Metro Vancouver storm leads to power outages, fallen trees

Some of the larger logs will be left in forested areas to become nurse logs.

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Wojnarski says they are also looking into giving away some pieces of wood, like cedar, to First Nations artists.

A pile of wood chips will also be left in the parking area of Sunset Rink at 390 East 51st Avenue for local residents to use.

Trees down in the area of 3rd St and Balsalm St. after a massive windstorm hit Metro Vancouver on Saturday.
Trees down in the area of 3rd St and Balsalm St. after a massive windstorm hit Metro Vancouver on Saturday. Submitted photo
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