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Ridley Creek (Re)Mapping
  • Topic created by twalsh on Sat Aug 4, 2018 at 5:55 pm
    Tim Walsh (twalsh)
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    First O: 1978
    If we want to hold any major events at Ridley Creek the map may need to be revised.  The State Park Service has clear cut 9 or 10 areas to remove ash trees.  From the notice I saw, the clearing has been complete and they are now in the process of planting new trees.  I saw one cleared area near picnic area #17.
  • Reply by BRycharski on Sat Aug 11, 2018 at 9:50 pm
    Bob Rycharski (BRycharski)
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    First O: 1976
    I assume the removed ash tres were investeed with bad imported aka parasitic or exotic infectious buggers/beetles? is that the reason (if you know), your 1st post did not explain ...
  • Reply by JanetT on Sun Aug 12, 2018 at 10:06 am
    Janet Tryson (JanetT)
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    Likely emerald ash borer. lmgtfy
  • Reply by rpboehme on Tue Aug 14, 2018 at 6:48 am
    Rich Boehme (rpboehme)
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    First O: 2012
    IIRC, the non-green-mess areas of Ridley have some really nice ash forests.  Pity, but the borers need to controlled.
  • Reply by edscott on Wed Aug 15, 2018 at 11:02 pm
    Ed Scott (edscott)
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    Here are some more details.  http://www.apps.dcnr.state.pa.us/forestry/timbersales/prospectus/17-2017BC01.pdf
  • Reply by bobburg on Fri Aug 31, 2018 at 11:19 am
    Bob Burg (bobburg)
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    Tyler State Park did the same thing last year, especially in the Day Use area where public traffic is highest. The area includes the nationally ranked disc golf course and is the major portion of the park that we use for the JROTC Championship in Oct.  That's why I keep on revising that part of the map as the disc golf people continually clear out, upgrade, and re-design dozens of their fairways, even establish brand new ones.  The park proactively took out all the ash so that they wouldn't eventually fall on top of hikers and disc golfers and picnickers.....and orienteers. Cool
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