Today is the start of the 7th annual Hanover Hike Trails Challenge. This is a program through Hanover Parks and Recreation, sponsored by the Hanover Conservancy and the Hanover Conservation Commission. One of the routes is in Pine Park: the Girl Brook Circuit and then the Esker Trail. This is a great activity for families … Continue reading Trails Challenge
At least one tree in Pine Park is ready for summer....
Great River Hydro has started work removing endangered trees from the riverbank along Pine Park. This work has to be done carefully in order to protect the bank from erosion. Chippers is doing the work using a barge on the river, and then removing the cut branches and trees. Workers take a load of tree … Continue reading Riverbank Work
On Oct. 14 and 15, Dartmouth College arranged to chip the brush that had been piled by volunteers on National Trails Day. The chips were removed, with some going into the woods along the trails. This completes the cleanup that was started in May. Thanks very much to Dartmouth College for their help with Pine … Continue reading Clearing of Brush by Dartmouth
Here are some comments from Isabel Munck, Plant Pathologist with the US Forest Service. She visited Pine Park on June 28, 2019. Eastern white pines at this location did have symptoms of foliar diseases but they also exhibited signs (conks) and symptoms (adaptive growth, seams, cracks, oozing, rot) of stem, collar and root decay. Given … Continue reading Forest Service Observations
In an effort to clean up the Cathedral Aisle trail area, Pine Park trustees hired Gary Hawks to come in with his special wood processing machine. On June 19, Gary cleared a 5 foot wide swath through the downed trees connecting the pump house to the Esker Trail, leaving a nice trail of wood chips. … Continue reading Cathedral Aisle Trail Cleanup