A project to improve tree health and address hazardous trees at Pacific Community Park will close sections of the park in October and November. Arborists have identified trees that need pruning and a limited number of trees that require removal. Dead limbs and hazardous double trunks will be removed from 58 trees, and five hazardous and/or dead trees will be removed.
The dog off-leash area will be closed Oct. 30 and 31. The area around the park’s south trail will be closed Nov. 1. Areas north and south of the softball field on the east side of the park will be closed Nov. 20-22. Exact closure and reopening dates are weather dependent and subject to change. Closures will be marked with signs, caution tape and barriers. Residents are reminded to never enter closed areas. Any changes or updates to the project schedule will be posted on the Public Works website at clark.wa.gov/public-works.
Trees and limbs that are broken or in poor health create a hazard for park users and infrastructure, as they are at increased risk of falling unexpectedly. Public Works removes hazardous limbs or trees from county properties when they present a risk to users or property, or to neighboring properties. While some removed limbs and trees will be disposed of by the contracted arborist, others will be chipped and used in the park’s landscaping. Using wood chips in non-mowed areas reduces weeds and helps the plants and soil retain moisture.
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Kaley McLachlan-Burton, communications manager