Red Rock Ranger District personnel working to remove hazardous trees through October

Release Date: Oct 12, 2017

Contact(s): Mike Suggs at (928) 203-7532, Red Rock Visitor Center 928-203-2900, Media Contact: Brady Smith, George Jozens (9

Sedona, Arizona — The Red Rock Ranger District is making recreation safer at several of their day-use, camping and trailhead recreation areas by removing hazardous trees beginning Friday, October 13, 2017.

About 65 trees have the potential to fall at several recreation areas throughout the district.

“The trees will be cut down by chain saw, dropped and bucketed up on site,” said Mike Suggs, district lead recreation technician. “Please be aware of light traffic in the areas where the tree removal is taking place. Our specialists are doing this project for the safety of the people who recreate in the areas.”

The tree removal will start Friday, October 13 in Oak Creek Canyon and move south throughout the day. On October 20, the removal operations will move to the Beaver Creek areas and then to Fossil Creek on October 27.

People recreating in these areas are reminded to be careful of vehicles, people operating chain saws and of possible temporary closures of parking spots.

For more information on this or any other recreation project in the Red Rock Ranger District call Mike Suggs at (928) 203-7532.


Schedule of harzardous tree removal operations

Friday, October 13, 2017

Oak Creek Canyon and working south:

  • Bootlegger Picnic Area
  • Encinoso Picnic Area
  • Midgley Bridge
  • Broken Arrow Trailhead
  • Courthouse Vista
  • Dry Creek Trailhead
  • Mescal Trailhead
  • Honanki Heritage Site

Friday, October 20, 2017

Beaver Creek Area:

  • Lawrence Crossing Campground
  • Beaver Creek Day Use Areas
  • V-V Heritage Site
  • Bullpen Day Use Area
  • Childs Dispersed Camping Area
  • Apache Maid Cabin

Friday, October 27, 2017

Fossil Creek area:

  • Waterfall Area and Trail