Urban Forestry A Rash Of Alarming Stumps
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One of many stumps currently in Cincinnati's Northside neighborhood; urban forestry is working with a regional sawyer to mill and kiln-dry wood suitable for furniture use.Recently in my neighborhood, there has been an alarming outbreak of stumps.
The City of Cincinnati has been removing trees that are encroaching on and breaking up the sidewalks, in anticipation of the replacement and repair of said walkways - a cost that is the responsibility of homeowners…which has caused some anger.
I understand why we need passable walkways (I also understand the disgruntlement at having to pay for them, particularly with little notice) - but the woodworker and dendrophile in me is most alarmed by the loss of many m*t*r* shade trees in my neighborhood.
So I called Cincinnati Parks and talked with urban forester Kurt Kastner, who says the city is working with Ohio Wood Connection (up I-75 in Monroe, Ohio) to save the wood deemed suitable for furniture and other building projects.
Most of the trees being felled right now are Zelkova serrata planted in the early 1980s (though there are some other species mixed in).It's a vase-shaped Japanese species that is tolerant of drought and air pollution, that looks similar to elm (and if...