Save Oleta's Roots
Please sign this petition if you would like to preserve Oleta River State Park mountain bike trails as it stands and put a stop to the removal of roots in the trails. Eliminating roots causes possible damage to the trees and increases erosion. Part of the challenge of mountain biking is being able to ride through different terrain, roots and rocks make the trails technical and unique.
Cutting a tree root that is larger than 2 inches in diameter or cutting too close to the trunk interferes with the structure of the tree. Roots provide the support necessary to keep your tree standing, and without the support structure, your tree becomes unstable. This can lead to your tree falling over during high winds or rainstorms, causing potential injury.