Category Archives: Felling Trees

Day 3: The Century-old Trees are Still Going Down

This article is reproduced from SFForest.net It’s Day 3 of the tree-felling at Glen Canyon Park.  This video shows one huge tree, 133 years old, going down: [HERE’s the link.] And here, for those who cannot bear to watch the … Continue reading

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The Second Day of Tree-felling at Glen Canyon

The line of ancient eucalyptus trees at the Elk Street entrance to Glen Canyon Park  is being destroyed. HERE is a link to a Youtube video on the second day of the tree-felling. Below is a selection of still pictures … Continue reading

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The Trees are Being Felled – Now

Even as we write, the tree-felling has started in Glen Canyon. First to go will be the line of grand old eucalyptus trees, over a century old, at the Elk Street entrance. This is despite the fact that the audience … Continue reading

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Speak Up: Rec & Park Glen Canyon Renovation Meeting – 7Jan 2013

[This article is also posted on SFForest.net] This is your chance to ask the tough questions about the Glen Canyon Park Renovation Project—poor community process, piecemeal tree removals, wasteful spending that squanders much of the $5.8 million, or anything else … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Park: Another Appeal Submitted

Edited to Add: The appeal described below was ruled “untimely.” This left the possibility of legal action by the environmental group WiserParks (formerly known as ForestForestForever), which they decided not to pursue for practical reasons. Environmental group ForestForestForever has submitted … Continue reading

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“Reforesting” Glen Canyon with Bushes: What 163 trees?

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (SF RPD) has been claiming that it will plant 163 trees to replace the 58 trees it currently plans to fell for the Rec Center (2008 Bond) project that will move the existing tennis … Continue reading

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The “Hazardous” Trees of Glen Canyon

[Note: This article has been edited for clarity and to add the video clip of Dennis Kern of SFRPD misstating the number and hazard of the trees.] The latest information for the number of trees to be removed very soon … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon Trees: Decoding the Arborist’s Reports

In September 2012, we published our analysis of the tree-felling expected in Glen Canyon. A new arborists’ report dated October 1, 2012 changes the numbers.  It now recommends cutting down nearly 150 trees – still a lot, but an improvement … Continue reading

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Support for the Trees: Glen Park Association Meeting Oct 2012

We’d like to thank Michael Rice and Sally Ross of the Glen Park Association for holding an open and well-run meeting last night, 18 Oct 2012. A number of topics were discussed, but the most important from our point of … Continue reading

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Nearly 3,000 Signatures! Delivering the Petitions

On October 14th, we electronically delivered the petitions signed by all of you to our San Francisco Officials and managers. On October 15th, we delivered them in hard-copy versions. We had over 2800 signatures on two nearly-identical petitions. The bound … Continue reading

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