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Officials at Guntersville State Park Disagree about Removing Trees

There are 33 comments on the WHNT News 19 story from Sep 22, 2010, titled Officials at Guntersville State Park Disagree about Removing Trees. In it, WHNT News 19 reports that:

A disagreement between state park officials and Marshall County legislators and citizens appears to have a resolution.

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buzz

Huntsville, AL

#1 Sep 23, 2010
The park management should be terminated!
i agree

Oxford, AL

#2 Sep 23, 2010
buzz wrote:
The park management should be terminated!
Expecially the lady who books the parties! ooked a calendar event the cost was 2300.00. That included the room, and food , she said the drinks were going to be 50cents each and would be added in... I didn't argue but we are talking about soft drinks, still no big deal, really but after I left she called me and told me it was going to be an extra fee of 15.00 an hour for the servers to serve a damned cake and it would take two servers which would be 30.00 an hour. By this time I was aggravated and told her to shove it!!!
for sure

Oxford, AL

#3 Sep 23, 2010
The same thing happened to us when we werent to book a party for a womens club. I know what you are saying. They kept coming up with more fees.
for sure

Oxford, AL

#4 Sep 23, 2010
sorry typo went and our womens club
I agree__with the park

Coudersport, PA

#5 Sep 23, 2010
There are nearly 6000 acres at Lake Guntersville State Park. They are only cutting trees on very small percentage of the acreage. They are trying to help bring better views for the park guests and visitors in areas used by the public like the chalets. There is still a very large portion of the state park that has never been touched. I think it looks nice with all the dead trees removed and brush cleared. Just like any construction area it doesn't look great now, but it will look really good next year and beyond.
Big Earl florabama

Guntersville, AL

#6 Sep 23, 2010
Mclaughlins days as a state rep. or numbered!
Big Earl florabama

Guntersville, AL

#7 Sep 23, 2010
are numbered!
Rex the Grinch

Laceys Spring, AL

#8 Sep 23, 2010
I agree__with the park wrote:
There are nearly 6000 acres at Lake Guntersville State Park. They are only cutting trees on very small percentage of the acreage. They are trying to help bring better views for the park guests and visitors in areas used by the public like the chalets. There is still a very large portion of the state park that has never been touched. I think it looks nice with all the dead trees removed and brush cleared. Just like any construction area it doesn't look great now, but it will look really good next year and beyond.
Have you driven through the park? I doubt you have. True they might have logged only a portion of the 6000 acres but a great deal of the 6000 acres isnt visible unless you go hiking. With that being said the loggin that was done was done for one reason and that was for money. They person that ran Lake Guntersville has bankrupt every park he has ever been in charge of. He needs to go.
brown paper bag

Madison, AL

#9 Sep 23, 2010
well some people just like to make angry posts.
park_guest

Albertville, AL

#10 Sep 23, 2010
I drive through the park frequently and I also agree that it looks better! I would like to ask those who oppose it....how often do you visit the park? I'm sure the great state rep only come when there is a problem. I believe that unless you utilize the park you should keep your mouth shut and let them do what they think is best!
park_guest

Albertville, AL

#11 Sep 23, 2010
I agree with the park also. I drive through the park frequently and I think that it looks much better! For those of you who oppose it I would like to ask how often do you drive through the park? I believe that if you do not utilize the park you should shut up and let them do what they believe is best!
ThomasA

Leeds, AL

#12 Sep 23, 2010
Part of the problem is the tree huggers that want nothing cut anywhere. They will argue with the foresty professionals,arborists and land use people who happen to know what they are doing and try to make tear jerking emotional pleas to the public. And yes,they will find a vocal few that would follow anybody anywhere for the sake of the news media. After so many years trees run through their life cycle and need to be thinned. Also there needs to be gaps cut and cleared to promote low groth for the grazing animals to eat. You cannot get that in a total canopy forest. Yes it looks rough now but forests grow back quickly and will actually be more healthy than before.
JoeB

Birmingham, AL

#13 Sep 23, 2010
The important thing here is not to halt forest management but to make sure the person in charge does not irresponsibly run the facility or project. From what i have seen the look is that of a logging operation. There are much more sensible ways to manage a forest without destroying the habitats you are trying to save promote. Removing deadfall is a good idea but if you take it all away where are the insects and critters like frogs, turtles, skinks and salamanders going to live? Again food sources and the interconnection of natural systems. Not everything is so quick to rebound. Planting Oak trees is fine but if you do not have any wildflowers that are the forage plants for a majority of species living in a forest ecosystem, what is the point of patting yourself on the back?
INstead of being right or downing something u dont like think it through and you might see we can solve the issues in a way that pleases all.
hellbilly

Madison, AL

#14 Sep 23, 2010
I think they need to open up that 6000 acres for dirt biking and ATVing so EVERYONE can see the place and not just tree hugging hikers.
john manion

United States

#15 Sep 23, 2010
What I find deplorable is that, to my knowledge, Alabama has no forest management policy for it's state parks. Are you aware that AL rates 4th in the US for numbers of species listed as threatened or endangered? We need to be looking at the bigger picture...Guntersville today, but where tomorrow?
ThomasA

Leeds, AL

#16 Sep 23, 2010
hellbilly wrote:
I think they need to open up that 6000 acres for dirt biking and ATVing so EVERYONE can see the place and not just tree hugging hikers.
NO DIRT BIKES or ATVS !!! These clowns want to churn up dirt and mud so the next rain washes everything downhill to the lakes and streams. If these people had to go back and repair all the damage they cause to the woods and trails they wouldn't be so happy and glad to go "muddin" ! These vehicles are too destructive , keep them out of the parks.
lawdog

Birmingham, AL

#17 Sep 23, 2010
Big Earl florabama wrote:
are numbered!
big earl,you're a goob.
lawdog

Birmingham, AL

#18 Sep 23, 2010
you're a Goob!
lawdog

Birmingham, AL

#19 Sep 23, 2010
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> NO DIRT BIKES or ATVS !!! These clowns want to churn up dirt and mud so the next rain washes everything downhill to the lakes and streams. If these people had to go back and repair all the damage they cause to the woods and trails they wouldn't be so happy and glad to go "muddin" ! These vehicles are too destructive , keep them out of the parks.
AMEN!
muddin_

Albertville, AL

#20 Sep 24, 2010
most people who use atvs take care of the area they ride. its the idiots who dont care about anyone elses property that ruins it for everyone. i agree that atvs should not be in state parks due to the wildlife but they do not cause that much damage. horses cause just as much damage and the state offers a trail for them.

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