Logging operations conducted during the spring may encounter a greater amount of bark sloughing from cut trees than during other times of the year. The sap flow in a tree during the spring can loosen bark, and depending on the tree species, it can result in bark becoming detached more easily during machine handling. In March 2014, B.C. Timber Sales (BCTS) provided a sale on Maurelle Island that produced a large quantity of detached bark. The bark accumulated at both the log storage area and on the transport barge during loading and unloading. The amount of bark on the barge was too much for the offload facility to accept, so it was left on the barge for the return trip to Maurelle Island. The bark was disposed of along two dead-end spur roads.