On Monday January 7th, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department (SFRPD), Scott Wiener, and the Glen Park Association held a meeting to discuss the tree-felling for the planned projects in Glen Canyon. The Rec Center was filled to capacity, and the questions went on nearly until 9 p.m. Though there was considerable protest, it was obvious that SF RPD was going ahead. The work has started.
We went out there today. It was a beautiful afternoon, with the winter sun shining through the treetops. All unknowing, little birds flitted and called in the doomed trees. All unknowing, the bats roosted in their no-longer-safe hiding places. All unknowing, the men from the appropriately-named DeKay Demo just did their jobs.
The grand eucalyptus trees at the Elk Rd entrance, over a century old, will end the month as chips and logs. As will hundreds of other trees in the canyon, the ones the children love and climb in, the ones the birds nest in and bats hide in, the ones that feed the and protect the wildlife of this canyon.
We will continue to document the destruction here and at SFGlenCanyon.Net, where the first set of pictures (from this morning) is up.