Lake Park planning forestry management project

| January 29, 2018

COSHOCTON – This summer Lake Park will begin a forestry management project.

An estimated five trees per acre or 3 ½ percent of the wooded area around the former Hilltop Golf Course will be timbered.

“We are not clear cutting,” said Lori Everhart, park director.

The area will work will be done consists of roughly 150 acres that runs down to the canal, up to Bouquets Village and borders the airport property.

“We hired a consultant firm (for the project) that came highly recommended and has over 80 years of experience in forestry,” Everhart said. “They are certified, professional foresters and will manage the project from beginning to end.”

The timbering project will begin after the Indian Mud Run takes place in June. Everhart said the time period for the work to be done is from July to April.

“The nature trails in the area will be closed to the public during that time,” she said.

The decision to harvest timber was made by Everhart’s board.

“This is proper forestry management which is something we haven’t done over the years,” she said. “It’s also another way for us to collect funds to enhance the park and fund projects.”


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