Immediately and in preparation for a clear-cut (gravel pit expansion)?
Surely the net proceeds are less if you cut them down in the middle of the night?
Maybe higher In the middle of the 2015 winter (April 2015: Photos by Les Stewart)?
I wonder if it was a licensed or non-licensed action against the old-growth maple canopy (September 2015, same)?
Or thinning to show the “watchdog” authorities that the forest was worth less (worthless or degraded) and, therefore, should get the go ahead to clear-cut for aggregate expansion on top of the Alliston aquifer.