Mt Sutro Forest – Beautiful Evocation of a Lost Tree

We were sent this clip by videographer and artist Lori Ambrosio, who visited the “Kill-trees Trail” (connecting Stanyan x 17th to Medical Center Way).

We thought it was a lovely bitter-sweet evocation of the trees that were there – only months ago.

Click on the picture to get the video

Clicking on the picture will take you to the video.

Over 50 trees were destroyed along the trail (which is only about 6/10 of a mile). This end of the trail is in the City-owned part of the forest and is part of the Natural Areas Program. Speaking at a meeting last year, Craig Dawson of the Sutro Stewards said that in the UCSF portion of the forest, only one tree was removed while building the trails. This was certainly not the case in the SF RPD land.

We’ll address the details in another post. For now, there’s this.

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2 Responses to Mt Sutro Forest – Beautiful Evocation of a Lost Tree

  1. Dolan Eargle says:

    So this is the way that a “forest preserver” would treat a forest. We heard this from several lumber companies some yrs. ago until a ruckus was raised by the people who love the forests–even if the trees are raised for profit. I sat though a series of proposals by a Berkeley company who wanted to raze Mt. Sutro Forest piece by piece and place “native ” trees around there–a project that would take 10s of yrs. That “plan” fortunately disappeared.

    Anybody know what happened to those 50 removed trees on City property???
    As a Glen Canyon Park protector, I caution those who would remove trees from that park. Just look what improvements can be made if those who would make amusement parks of our forests then showed up at Glen Canyon.

    • webmaster says:

      The felled trees are just left there, to save the cost of removal. Either the workers or volunteers from Sutro Stewards push them out of the way.

      Felled trees in the Interior Greenbelt

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