Residents are reminded to pick fruit as soon as it ripens, and not allow it to fall to the ground and stay there.
Allowing fruit to sit on the ground is contrary to the Solid Waste Bylaw No. 1003, Animal Control Bylaw No. 1061, as well as the Fish and Wildlife Act section 33.1 (provincial legislation).
Fruit trees are known to attract bears and other wildlife. This can start habituating them to humans, which often leads to bears and cougars being destroyed for safety reasons as they lose their fear of humans.
Need help? Lush Valley offers a fruit tree program for Comox Valley residents who are unable to pick all of their own fruit.
For more information, view the Bears and Wildlife page.Search again