What happens to the trees that the forestry department cuts down
The forestry department uses 100% of the trees that they cut down.
They are hauled off-site and piled at our log holding yards. From there, they are picked up by two different log vendors we have agreements with. The vendors use them for their independent needs, firewood, dimensional lumber, railroad ties, etc. This is a small source of revenue for the Parks Department.
Any remaining wood is turned into wood chips that can be used as mulch in landscape and trail applications.