Posted: 10/19/2021 4:50:34 PM

Private property that abuts the North Idaho Centennial Trail at Riverstone Park near Tilford Lane will soon be under construction.  The property contains a large stand of Ponderosa pine trees that line the North Idaho Centennial Trail.  The stand of trees have been in a natural state for many years.  The property owner has reached out to the City of Coeur d’Alene’s Urban Forestry office for guidance with the management of the trees on the property.  The property owner’s plan is to thin and prune the trees, which includes the removal of small sized trees and pruning of deadwood for clearance above the Centennial Trail. 

The property owner has coordinated with the Parks and Recreation Director, Urban Forester, and the Urban Forestry Committee to select trees that will improve the spacing, health, and fuel load in this natural area.  This will improve the health and aesthetic qualities of this stand of native trees and they will have a greater opportunity to grow and thrive along the North Idaho Centennial Trail.  While you are enjoying Riverstone Park or the Centennial Trail in this area, you may notice trees that have been marked with white paint which are slated for removal.  The City of Coeur d’Alene appreciates the private property owner working with the City to maintain healthy mature trees abutting the Centennial Trail.

If you have questions or concerns, you may contact Urban Forester Nick Goodwin at (208) 769-2266 or by email to