Glen Canyon Tree-Felling Started Today

area closed for destructionOn Monday January 7th, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (SFRPD), Scott Wiener, and the Glen Park Association held a meeting to discuss the tree-felling for the planned projects in Glen Canyon. The Rec Center was filled to capacity, and the questions went on nearly until 9 p.m. Though there was considerable protest, it was obvious that SF RPD was going ahead. The work has started.

We went out there today. It was a beautiful afternoon, with theĀ  winter sun shining through the treetops. All unknowing, little birds flitted and called in the doomed trees. All unknowing, the bats roosted in their no-longer-safe hiding places. All unknowing, the men from the appropriately-named DeKay Demo just did their jobs.

The grand eucalyptus trees at the Elk Rd entrance, over a century old, will end the month as chips and logs. As will hundreds of other trees in the canyon, the ones the children love and climb in, the ones the birds nest in and bats hide in, the ones that feed the and protect the wildlife of this canyon.

We will continue to document the destruction here and at SFGlenCanyon.Net, where the first set of pictures (from this morning) is up.

Farewell, trees.

Doomed trees in Glen Canyon Park

Doomed trees in Glen Canyon Park

this avenue is gone

This avenue will be gone

all the trees in this picture will be gone in a few days

Every tree in this picture will be gone in a few days

this scene will be gone

This scene will be gone

this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you

This beautiful tree will be destroyed

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12 Responses to Glen Canyon Tree-Felling Started Today

  1. Dolan Eargle says:

    bastards, all. they know not what they do, or maybe they really do?

  2. You didn’t like my commentary? Maybe if you were 100 yrs old and saw yourself and friends being chopped down at the feet, What then?

    • “Moderation”? what the h—does that mean? It is moderation to protest the killing of 100yr-old living beings?

      • Dolan,

        All comments to this site are “moderated” – mainly as a defense against spam, of which we get a lot. It also enables us to be more responsive to comments. Sometimes it means a delay of a few hours since the moderators may be away. We try to ensure that no comment waits more than 24 hours.

  3. Robert Finley says:

    I hope the authorities that decided upon cutting the trees are proud of themselves. How can they sleep at night with the destruction of such beautiful trees resting on their conscience? If they have a conscience.

  4. Joel s hipper says:

    This city is so stupid. Someday it will lose my tax dollars forever and I will make that known why.

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