Need for a Plan to Manage Deep Fork Archaeological Site
Over time, other trees have failed to thrive. Some have been reset and staked more than once. This is a costly routine in addition to removing large trees and debris after storms.
Because of an unsustainable original plan, presently the park supports a large unshaded area of sod bordered by overcrowded strips of trees. Of these trees, some are weakened or stressed, or have been saved but are nevertheless pest trees.
There are also areas of the park where high maintenance planting results in maintenance costs which could be more constructively applied.
prepared by Leigh Fulghum