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Coot Lake repairs

This past week, the Boulder Parks and Recreation Department's Forestry Division conducted necessary tree work near Coot Lake. The project removed several Russian olive trees along the trail parallel to 63rd Street. Russian olive trees are considered "noxious weeds." The Colorado Department of Agriculture considers noxious weeds as non-native, aggressive, and invasive plants that tend to replace native plants.

Ash trees along the trailhead parking lot that have been impacted by the emerald ash borer beetle have also been removed. Boulder forestry staff will plant replacement trees in the spring.

The parking lot has also been repaired by pouring a concrete pad at the entrance to make entering and exiting safer. Tree removal and parking lot repair will be completed by next week.

 

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