Crews have started the first steps towards building a new skatepark in Fernie.
City of Fernie officials said the contractor will be removing three trees near the park on Thursday.
This is meant to prepare a new entrance and landscaping for the Skatepark Redevelopment Project.
Staff notes that the trees had to be taken down before migratory birds begin their nesting period, which starts in mid-to-late April.
Construction on the new space is expected to begin in May.