Memorial Park Canopy Views: Tree Trimming Among Some of the Tallest Trees on the Planet

  On the morning of January 31, 2019, the San Mateo County Parks Foundation met with County Arborist Dan Krug at Memorial County Park to send our GoPro up with the tree trimmers as they scaled a Douglas-fir. This was a rare opportunity to be able to share the view from the top of some of the tallest trees in the world. We hope you enjoy the video and our dialogue with Dan Krug. And special thanks to GoPro for sponsoring our camera!  

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Father’s Day and San Mateo County Parks

by Jorge Laguna

When I was a kid growing up in the San Mateo Highlands, some of my most vivid memories were of my parents taking me to local parks and open spaces in the area. My family spent many afternoons walking Sawyer Camp Trail, investigating sea creatures at low tide at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and camping overnight at Memorial Park.  We’d picnic, hike, or just enjoy nature- parks were a fantastic refuge from the day to day of our normal lives.  As a young child, these were amazing opportunities to learn new things and have freedom that I didn’t have in the classroom or at home.  Looking back on it some of my best times growing up were exploring nature, and I feel fortunate to have had the chance to experience this at an early age.

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