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January stump-grinding in Red Rock Canyon to eliminate invasive elm sprouts

A city-supplied graphic shows (in light red) the three Red Rock Canyon stump-grinding areas in January. North is up.
Courtesy of Colorado Springs Forestry
Jan. 14, 2019
       Crews from a city-contracted company are working in Red Rock Canyon on a project Jan. 14 to 23 to grind off Siberian elm sucker sprouts originating from old stumps.
       During that time, weather-dependent, “park visitors can expect to see and hear machinery such as grinders, chain saws and a track chipper between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,” a press release from Colorado Springs Forestry states.
       “Crews will begin at Sand Creek, then move towards Highway 24, north of the main parking lot,” the release adds.
       The contractor is Seedmasters Inc. Elms are seen as an invasive species in the city-owned open space west of 31st Street and south of Highway 24. The work is a continuation of a project that was started by the Mile High Youth Corp. last fall, according to Forestry.
       For more information go to coloradosprings.gov/forestry.

From a press release
(Outdoors: Red Rock Canyon)

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