Wednesday, June 12, 2013

No Rest for the Weary!

 The recent rounds of heavy rain have contributed to the already weakened root systems of many trees in the state, causing uprooting in inconvenient places. The Trails Committee was notified by a Rec Path user that a large cluster had effectively blocked the paved portion between Meadow St. and the Shelton Intermediate School. Since this was an obstacle that was difficult to bypass and posed a danger to those who tried, our highly skilled, professional (ha!) reaction team put down their Sunday papers to tackle the problem.

This cluster of over five large trunks stopped most path users in their tracks

The challenge is in removing branches and trunks in the proper sequence

Rich makes the first cut

Once the big stuff is gone, the cleanup follows. Terry and Rich handle the small stuff

While we're at it, Sandie drops a dead tree that threatens to take out an innocent passerby or two

What obstacle???


  1. Wow. You guys are such an asset to the City. Thank-you.

  2. Seriously fast action cleaning up. Thank you!