Grandview Forest Park Tree Analysis and Management Plan

In August 2014, the City hired an arborist to evaluate the health of the trees in the Grandview Forest Park and Civic Center properties, specifically addressing probable laminated root rot. Then, in March 2017, the City hired an arborist to provide an ANSI A300 Part 9, “Level 3 Risk Assessment” on all significant trees to further evaluate the health of the trees.

The purpose of the assessment was to:

  • Help create a safe, resilient, sustainable urban forest
  • Reduce exposure to tree failures for park users and the surrounding community
  • Use as the foundation for a holistic management plan to first manage risk, and second to define the level of decay in the forest
  • Evaluate management strategies to contain and/or eradicate the decay from the forest 

The arborist identified trees needing to be felled for the protection of life, limb and property.

 Please click below for a brief informative presentation regarding the project.

Grandview Forest Park/Civic Center Tree Management Update

Primary Identified Pathogens:

Phaeolus schweinitzii
Porodaedalea pini
Heterobasidion occidentale
Phellinus sulphurascens

A public information session was held on September 12, 2017 to share the findings of the evaluation and the City’s intention to draft a tree management plan.  October 17, 2017 - Grandview Forest Park and the Skate Park/playground area at the Civic Center were closed and the City removed approximately 50 dead trees from these properties. All of the trees felled were dead or diseased and posed an imminent threat to neighboring homes and businesses.

We are taking every precaution to ensure healthy trees and vegetation are not impacted. Replanting will occur as part of a tree management plan currently underway.

Questions? Feel free to contact us:
Kyle Neiman  (253) 853-7607