Mar 9



It appears that two trees will be left standing by the West End Guide Station after the rest of the trees on the half acre have been removed. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.

The National Park Service contractor continued removing the trees to the south of the West End Guide Station yesterday (March 8, 2010). It appears that two trees will be left standing, and some not happy with the tree cutting left a message on the Guide Station’s bulletin board.

See the following related posts:

West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Scheduled to Begin Today on March 1, 2010.
West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Day 1 on March 2, 2010.
West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Day 2 on March 3, 2010.
West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Day 3 on March 4, 2010.
West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Day 4 on March 5, 2010.
West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Day 5 on March 6, 2010.



Before we began our walk around the area, we noticed that someone has decided to utilize the National Park Service bulletin board on the front porch. This view was taken facing south at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



The West End Guide Station is so important to interpreting Gettysburg National Military Park, a map is no longer mounted on the bulletin board, or anything else displayed here that would give basic information. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



So someone who is not in favor of the tree removal decided to put this space to use. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



The Chambersburg Pike is in the foreground. The Reynolds and Buford statues are in the left background. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



This view was taken facing east at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



The McPherson Barn is in the right background. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



It appears that the last trees to be removed are in the left side of this view. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



Before and after time. We are in the area of the 7th Wisconsin Monument at the edge of McPherson’s Woods. Here’s how the West End Guide Station area looked the day before the cutting began. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 8:45 AM on Sunday, February 28, 2010.



Here’s how it looked after the second day of tree cutting. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, March 2, 2010.



Here’s how it looked after the third day of tree cutting. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.



Here’s how it looked after the fourth day of tree cutting. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Thursday, March 4, 2010.



The same area after the fifth day of tree removal. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 5, 2010.



A similar view after the sixth day of tree removal. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



We’re coming back now on Stone Avenue. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



The monument to the 150th Pennsylvania Infantry is in the foreground. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



Another group of before and after pictures. This picture was taken the day before the trees were cut. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 8:45 AM on Sunday, February 28, 2010.



Here’s a similar view after the first day of cutting. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 1, 2010.



And again the same view after the second day of cutting. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, March 2, 2010.



Here’s the same view after the third day of tree removal. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:45 PM on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.



The same view after the fourth day of tree cutting. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Thursday, March 4, 2010.



The same view after the fifth day of cutting. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Friday, March 5, 2010.



The same area after the sixth day of tree removal. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



Most of the trees have now been removed along the fences. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



Back to the trees that will survive the cut. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



We’re guessing they’re for shade purposes only, especially during any presentations. They’re not witness trees, and if they’re left standing, so much for the general management plan to remove them. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.



Leaving this tree might have been a last minute decision as it did not have a “no cut” orange ribbon around it last week. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 4:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2010.

See the following related posts:

Tree Cutting Between the Baltimore Pike and Spangler’s Spring on March 11, 2009.
James McAllister Farm Tree Cutting Update on April 16, 2009.
Culp’s Hill Tree Cutting Part 1: Spangler’s Lane on September 27, 2009.
Culp’s Hill Tree Cutting Part 2: The Ravine on September 28, 2009.
Culp’s Hill Tree Cutting: Northeast Slope of Culp’s Hill on November 17, 2009.
Spangler’s Spring Tree Cutting (Lack of Tree Cutting) Update on November 21, 2009.
Power Lines, Ground Disturbance, and the Inadequate Devil’s Den Restroom on September 5, 2009.
Devil’s Den Restroom, The Final Months on February 4, 2010.
West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Scheduled to Begin Today on March 1, 2010.
West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Day 1 on March 2, 2010.
West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Day 2 on March 3, 2010.
West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Day 3 on March 4, 2010.
West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Day 4 on March 5, 2010.
West End Guide Station Tree Cutting Day 5 on March 6, 2010.


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