Deerfield River-Hurricane Aftermath

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Re: Deerfield River-Hurricane Aftermath

Post by Marcboston » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:55 pm

I was amazed how well the Pines faired in my region. I only saw a few pines that were toppled. Mostly hardwoods and loads of street trees. Ash, Norways(hate Norway Maple) and Pears seemed to take the brunt of the winds.

Bob, when you say MSF is closed do you mean you cannot visit at all. Or closed for camping etc.

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Re: Deerfield River-Hurricane Aftermath

Post by dbhguru » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:38 am


MTSF is closed to camping and the day use area with its swimming hole on the Cold River - what used to be a swimming hole, anyway. I don't think there is any intended prohibition against walking the trails. Tim Zelazo hopes to get the cabins reopened as soon as the culvert on Route 2 over Trout Brook is repaired.

My current role in support of DCR with respect to both MTSF and MSF is to inspect the trail system and document damage. Monica and I continue doing that over the next few weeks until we've covered every foot of the trail system. Naturally, I'll check on all the big trees, but they appear to ahve survived well. So far, the only real damage has been to roads and bridges.

Robert T. Leverett
Co-founder, Native Native Tree Society
Co-founder and President
Friends of Mohawk Trail State Forest
Co-founder, National Cadre

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