BURLINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced it’s closing some trails at Sessions Woods in Burlington.
The trails will be closed for about a month, while diseased trees are removed from the area. The trees are red pines which are dying due to insect infestations and they pose a hazard to people using these trails.
The closed trails include 3,500 feet of the main loop road known as Beaver Pond Trail, as well as blue-blazed trails and a bike trail entering the area of the logging operation. Hikers and bikers are asked to pay attention to signs of trail closings while in the area.
The red pines will be salvaged and revenue from the sale of the forest products will be used to enhance wildlife projects and educational efforts at Sessions Woods.