Saturday, March 3, 2012

Improvements to road side views in the Smokies

The latest issue of the Cub Report from the Great Smoky Mountains Association has an interesting tidbit for those that enjoy stopping for the spectacular views at the overlooks on Newfound Gap Road and Clingmans Dome Road:

Special crews will be at work this spring trimming trees near the park's scenic overlooks to improve the views for motorists and other visitors.

Over the years, many of the overlooks along Newfound Gap Road, Clingmans Dome Road, and other thoroughfares have grown over to the extent that they no longer offer views of the mountains.

The landscaping work will be done in such a way as to encourage low growing native shrubs to thrive while discouraging the growth of tall trees.


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