Trees with root balls attached are on the move through Horsefly recently. The trees are being salvaged from Quesnel Lake as a result of the Mount Polley Mine tailings facility breach Aug. 4

Trees with root balls attached are on the move through Horsefly recently. The trees are being salvaged from Quesnel Lake as a result of the Mount Polley Mine tailings facility breach Aug. 4

Crews salvage valuable Quesnel Lake trees

Trees continue to be salvaged from Quesnel Lake following the Mount Polley Mine tailings storage facility breach Aug. 4.

Trees continue to be salvaged from Quesnel Lake following the Mount Polley Mine tailings storage facility breach Aug. 4.

The trees were ripped out of the ground when Hazeltine Creek was washed out from the spill.

The root balls are still attached, making them more valuable.

A load of trees travelling through Horsefly recently was destined for Choate Creek, which floods every spring, to be buried to stabilize the creek banks and hopefully prevent the annual spring washout of Beaver Valley Road.

Other loads are being sent to Pioneer Log Homes to become the family tree features of the fine log homes built in the Williams Lake area.

Those trees are being transported to Williams Lake in enclosed chip truck bins.

All the other woody debris being removed from the lake is being chipped and shipped to Williams Lake.  There are several chip trucks a day making the journey from Quesnel Lake into Williams Lake.