Over the last few weeks the Groton Town Committee worked with the tree team to identify several large trees adjacent to the trails at Moore Woodlands preserve that needed to be felled. Included in this list were several large hangers that were high up near the trail as well as number of dead cedars leaning across the trail. The tree team successfully removed a number of the dead trees and the hangers.
Subsequently, the trails team held a work party to remove leaning and dead cedars away from the trail and cut back briers that were encroaching the trail in several locations. Removal of briers enabled the tree team to gain access to 2 more trees that were dead and in dangerous conditions. As a result of this collaborative stewardship effort, Moore woodlands is better prepared to face the new growing season and is a safer place for the numerous hikers and walkers who enjoy this preserve.