Susanna Wilson: Not more pine trees |

Susanna Wilson: Not more pine trees

Watching the removal of more beetle-infested trees from Condon Park, I got into a conversation with some of the park workers.

They told me the city (Grass Valley) will purchase more pine trees to replace those lost. Beetles love the pines and one of the men told me cedar or even redwood might well be considered.

Reading in The Union an article on lack of diversity and the problem that most of the trees are of the same age in our national forests, I wonder if the city should consider consulting with the U.S. Forest Service before purchasing more pine for replacement?

Species composition closer to what normally would exist might be a better choice.

Susanna Wilson

Grass Valley

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