forest management

3:28pm

Tue August 6, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Mt. Sutro's eucalyptus trees raise question of how to manage urban forests

Mt. Sutro's eucalyptus forest
Rai Sue Sussman

On a rare sunny morning on San Francisco’s Mt. Sutro, I went on a hike with Rupa Bose, webmaster of an organization called Save Sutro. Bose lives in the Forest Knolls neighborhood abutting the eucalyptus forest. Though she’s lived in the neighborhood for longer, she started exploring the forest a few years ago.

Bose told me that “it was a shock to me that you could come out of a very ordinary San Francisco neighborhood, with houses and cars and step into this forest. It has birds and the wind in the trees. . . It doesn't feel like being in the city at all, it’s simply gorgeous.”

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