Palmer Woods: Some Trails Temporarily Closed for Tree Harvest of Dead and Diseased Ash and Beech Trees
Posted: 8/16/2017 You may recall an article in our summer newsletter about a planned harvest of dead and diseased trees at Palmer Woods. We wanted to make you aware that this selective harvest is beginning soon and for safety reasons we have closed some of the trails. The two-mile-long beautiful Price Valley trail is still open, however, so please continue to enjoy and hike this majestic forest.
The harvest will take place in a 180-acre area of this 700-acre property and will be visible from the trails. The harvest of dead and diseased ash and beech trees will help to limit the spread of this devastating scourge and to improve the health of the forest that you have helped to protect. It will also give healthy saplings a chance to grow.
It won’t be pretty for a while, but similar to what’s happening in the places hardest hit by the August 2015 storm, lush forest growth and rebound will occur naturally over the coming seasons.
Please call or email with any questions or concerns. 231-256-9665 email@example.com
Thomas Nelson, Executive Director