Are you finished?
Regrettably, there’s more work ahead. Phase 2 of the project begins in the new year, with the aim of reopening trails in spring 2024.
What happens to the logs?
Some of the wood will go on to have a new life. Ash wood is often used in flooring, tool handles, and recreational items like oars and baseball bats. Some of the wood is compromised, but will still be useable as firewood, and some will be chipped for our paths, trails, and for wildlife habitat.
Most trees from our initial phase are now on the ground, but due to their number, leaving them where they are is not feasible. These piles are the logs that are being staged for removal. These pictures really put the crisis into a tangible form. These were all hazardous trees, and have now been removed.
How Can I Help?
Tyler Arboretum is actively working on this project with the first phase of removal, and plans for the next phase of removals, the restoration, replanting, and the needed work to keep invasives under control. There are many ways to help!
- Contribute: Support our ash tree fund for essential restoration work.
- Volunteer: Join us when restoration work begins; volunteers play a crucial role.
- Stay Connected: Even if you can’t contribute or volunteer now, staying connected, visiting, and actively participating in our community helps us emerge stronger from this crisis. Your interest and involvement keep Tyler a wonderful sanctuary in our region!