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Letter to the editor: Beetle killed trees source of dismay


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By REX JONES
Huntington

Editor,

As I drive up the canyon on scenic SR-31 from Huntington its beauty is overshadowed by dead pine trees killed by uncontrolled pine beetles. I then wonder if our forests are managed or simply observed. The dead or dying trees might be removed for useful lumber. Shredded and non-shredded limbs could be placed in strategic locations to reduce erosion. Pine beetle traps could be placed in the area during tree removal. The forest service should not make it a cost inhibiting project. A section of forest could be chosen as an area to ensure feasibility, then proceed based on experience gained. A number of lumber companies should then be chosen to conduct tree removal in different sections of the forest. We should manage and beautify our forests and not observe their destruction. It would be interesting to know the planned restoration and preservation of the forests here in Utah by the National Forest Service.

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