Glen Canyon Park “Trails”: 31 Trees To Be Cut in Sept

SF Recreation and Parks Department is stepping up the Trails project in Glen Canyon.

Glen Canyon Trails Project

By the time you read this, they may already have posted notices for removal of 31 trees that they say have been assessed as “Hazardous.” The trees can be removed any time from September 16, 2013. If they follow the map above, the hidden trail with the twisty willow trees on the west side of the creek will be a wide path possibly with bicycle access.

Here, in part, is the letter they sent out to their list:

We will be presenting a contract to the Rec and Park Commission Capital Committee on September 4 for approval of award and plan to mobilize soon after full Commission on September 16 pending approval.Tomorrow, August 16, we will be posting 31 trees adjacent to the trails that have been assessed as hazardous and are slated for removal.

We are moving forward with posting trees as we would like for hazardous tree mitigation to be done before the end of the year to avoid disruption to nesting birds.

Please see attached for a sample of the tree removal notices that we’ll be posting.For more information and details, please visit the project page of our website.

Please contact me at any time with questions or suggestions.

Sincerely,

Melinda Stockmann, Assistant Project Manager/ Community Gardens Program Manager

San Francisco Recreation & Park Department | Capital Improvement DivisionCity & County of San Francisco | 30 Van Ness Avenue, 5th FloorSan Francisco, CA 94102(415) 581.2548 | melinda.stockmann@sfgov.org

The Following Message will be Posted on Trees to be Removed:
Glen Canyon Trails Improvement Project

Posting Date: 8/16/13

Notice of Tree Removal

This tree has been assessed as hazardous as part of the upcoming Trails Improvement Project at Glen Canyon Park, and is slated to be removed. The project was vetted extensively through the community and includes trailside restoration planting.

For more information about the Glen Canyon Trails Improvement Project and the removal of hazardous trees, please visit our website at http : / / sfrecpark.org / project /glen-canyon-urban-trails-project /

and/or contact Project Manager Melinda Stockmann at 415-581-2548

Melinda.stockmann@sfgov.org.
Removal will not take place before September 16, 2013.

glen canyon park - how many of these trees will live

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2 Responses to Glen Canyon Park “Trails”: 31 Trees To Be Cut in Sept

  1. Tony Holiday says:

    Vandals again. There goes some of the uniqueness of our Canyon. Can’t we please fire all of them?

  2. dolaneargle says:

    Is there no posting somewhere that tells WHY each of these trees is “unsuitable”?  This is of the utmost importance. The loss of 31 trees is absolutely (in every sense of the word) horrible and “unsuitable” and mindless (many other strong, bad words come to mind. We MUST insist knowing the source of the term “unsuitable”–other than some sort of personal prejudice. -dolan eargle

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