March 10, 2012, Vancouver, BC – Management and staff at a Lafarge cement
plant in Vancouver have invested time and money into making a pair of
nesting eagles feel safe and welcome, installing a nesting platform and
securing an existing tree, according to a report in the Vancouver Courier.
Jane Stoller, superintendent of the Lafarge Harbour Plant, said the
eagles were already living on the property when the company moved to the
location in 2009, so there was never any question of removing the tree
that housed their nest. Bruce Willmer, Lafarge vice-president at the
time, initiated the plan to install the platform, she said.
platform, essentially an artificial nesting pole, was installed in the
hopes that the eagles would simply move over should anything happen to
their nest. Once the platform was erected, Lafarge secured the failing
cottonwood tree. Stoller wouldn’t say how much Lafarge has spent to
preserve the tree and erect the platform but described the amount as “a
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