Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 10, 2012

Joshua Tree To Remove Up 800 Cactus

KCET’s  The Back Forty blog reported that Joshua Tree National Park will be removing 800 Teddy Bear Cholla Cactus near the Cholla Cactus Garden.  It is part of a road upgrade project. The park will transplant the cactus nearby and expects a 75 to 80% survival rate. The road upgrade has to do not only with repairing road damage but also widening the road due to a number of accidents (usually due to speeding) and increasing the ease of parking for visitors. Read more at: Cactus Removal to Begin in Joshua Tree National Park | Commentary | The Back Forty | KCET.

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