The mechanical cut-to-length (CTL) tree removal started this week and will continue on approximately 100 acres near the Pope-Baldwin Bike Path bike path. It is expected to continue through mid-October, weather permitting.
Thinning will take place in Unit 156, which is located adjacent to Highway 89 and the path.
USFS expects to issue a forest order temporarily closing the bike path for approximately two weeks.
The Forest Service will post closure signs in the area and the forest order will be posted online at http://bit.ly/2tvaaPB when it becomes available.
CTL thinning involves using a harvester to cut the tree down, remove the limbs and cut the tree into sections in the cutting area. For public safety, USFS advises people to avoid these areas due to the hazards posed by heavy equipment and falling trees. Hazards may be present even when operations have ceased for the day.
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