Metroparks board considers pine tree management plan

A plan to manage the pine tree population at Oak Openings Preserve was rolled out at the Metroparks Toledo board of commissioners meeting on October 24.

Tim Schetter, director of natural resources, said about 481 acres of non-native pine trees were planted in the Oak Openings between the 1930s and 1980s.

The trees were believed to be planted to help stem the drifting of the sandy soil, which drifted as far as Toledo on a windy day, explained Scott Carpenter, director of public relations. The trees also helped control erosion.

 

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