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Many trees stand at a 45 degree angle after the blowdown, and likely will die. 9Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Blowdown damage too sporadic for loggers to clean up

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Portions of the July blowdown in northern Hubbard County may never be cleaned up because of the scattered nature of the destruction.

That was the opinion of Land Commissioner Mark Lohmeier after reporting a somewhat disappointing salvage timber sale this week of the damaged areas.


"The number of bidders was down significantly," Lohmeier told the county board Wednesday. "The market's fallen apart in the last couple of weeks. Prices are down considerably from a month ago."

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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