Glen Canyon Trees – Why We Should Have Saved Them, and Where It’s At Now

We’re bringing you two videos that together will take under ten minutes of your time: One made some months ago, when the trees in the picture still dappled the hillside with their shadows; and a recent one that follows up on what’s going on there now.

FIRST VIDEO: ALMA HECHT, CERTIFIED ARBORIST 

The first 5-minute video is a wonderful talk from Alma Hecht, Certified Arborist. She gave it at an SF Forest Alliance meeting before the Elk Street entrance trees were cut down. She addresses the issues of why it’s important to preserve trees – and “poor suitability” is not a reason to cut them down unless they are hazardous.

Doomed trees in Glen Canyon Park

Click on the picture to go to the video

SECOND VIDEO: UPDATE OF THE GLEN CANYON DEMOLITION AT 3 MONTHS

And now, the trees are all gone and the hillside is being excavated.

Check out this 3-minute video to see the Glen Canyon project at 3 months – and understand why it’s so expensive. What’s $5.4 mn going to buy us?

Machinery of tree-removal

Click on the picture to go to Month 3 of the Glen Park Demolition

The kids who play in the park today will grow up to pay off the Bonds that financed this demolition.

This tree is to be felled

This tree-felling is just the beginning. If you love the canyon as it is, now is the time to speak up.

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