Redwood City continues efforts to mitigate fire risk in parks

in Community/Infrastructure

Redwood City parks officials say they’re making progress on fire remediation efforts at Stulsaft Park, posting these before-and-after photos as an example of their efforts.

Last weekend, city crews were scheduled to work at Stulsaft Park and Easter Bowl to strategically remove “only landscape that poses a safety issue, fire threat or that threatens the long-term ecological benefit of native trees and plants,” according to the Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services department’s Oct. 16 newsletter. The work is set to continue in upcoming weekends, city officials said. In July, the department had goats and sheep help mitigate fire risk through prescribed grazing at Stulsaft Park.

As part of the ongoing project, Parks, Recreation and Community Services consulted with the Redwood City Fire Department, biologists, arborists and Grassroots Ecology on what to remove and concentrated efforts “within a 100-foot perimeter around the park and within 30’ of the roads throughout,” the newsletter states.

“This effort will help keep our Oak and other trees and shrubs healthy and happy so we can enjoy the shade and beauty of all the plants in this gem of a park,” city officials said.

Stulsaft Park is the city’s largest park at 42 acres.

For more updates from the Parks, Recreation and Community Services, visit their Oct. 16 newsletter here and their website here.