The City of Erie and the Foundation for Sustainable Forests will jointly conduct a salvage of dead and dying trees in Glenwood Park along Parkside Ave. from Feb. 20-21.
This work is part of a long-term sustainable forest management initiative aimed at improving the overall health and resilience of Erie’s forested parks, while also keeping citizens and visitors safe from hazardous trees.
During these two days, tree cutters and draft horses will be in the park to fell and remove diseased trees, including ash trees which are dying from the invasive emerald ash boring beetle. Additional trees will also be removed to improve the vigor of the remaining trees in the park. This work is being done while the ground is frozen to reduce surface damage to the forest floor. Additional projects at Glenwood Park will include invasive species management and other efforts to improve forest regeneration and plant diversity.
Draft horses and tree cutters will be at Glenwood Park from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 20.