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Deforestation of Oakwood Park

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By Marcin Oleksy

7 replies to “Deforestation of Oakwood Park

  1. Cutting down Oaks that are over 100 years old, for a landscaping plan that the city cant afford and will take decades to complete, doesn’t sound like a brilliant idea.

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    1. The majority of the trees that are being taken down have reached a point in their life cycle [due to age or disease or a combination of both] where it is safer and smarter for us to remove them than to wait for Mother Nature to do it. Oakwood Park hasn’t been properly taken care of in a very long time. Since nobody had the foresight to turn all 3 of our big parks over to the Metroparks, I’m glad to see the city put the proper grant funds to work to make this a usable space once again. It would be nice if they could find a way to repurpose the wood when they re-build the picnic pavilions, concession stands, etc.

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  2. “The majority of the trees that are being taken down have reached a point in their life cycle [due to age or disease or a combination of both]” I don’t know about that when I was walking around the cut down trees looked healthy to me, the trucks nor the stumps looked diseased.

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    1. I haven’t been over there to see for myself what’s going on. I hope you’ll be at Thursday’s meeting to ask your questions and get some answers.

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