COMMISSIONER ANNOUNCES PLAN TO REMOVE RED CEDARS

» Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Activities

From the internet March 5, 2013

District Two Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan is announcing a new program that would remove Eastern Red Cedar trees from public and private land across Oklahoma County.
Officials said the trees can drain up to 40 gallons of water a day from soil, making it hard for landowners to keep other plants and crops alive.
The trees are also filled with oils that make them a major wildfire hazard.

Email from Lisa Hubbell, Utilities Department, City of Oklahoma City April 5, 2013

… Oklahoma County, with the City’s approval, has initiated a program to remove eastern red cedars from the south shoreline of Lake Hefner. I have attached a map reflecting the cedar removal area, for your reference. The work is scheduled to begin in the next week or so. The City is hoping the removal of this invasive tree species will reduce some water loss and help open views of the lake from South Lake Hefner Drive.

Lake Hefner Cedar Removal Area