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County board approves four large timber sales for 2013

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Under a more aggressive timber harvesting policy, Hubbard County will hold the first of four auctions Jan. 7, 2013.

The county has traditionally held only three timber auctions per year for the past couple decades.

Land Commissioner Mark Lohmeier told the board this is a concerted effort to clear out the county's geriatric stands of aspen trees, many 80+ years old.

The county plants new groves of trees every spring. Next month 1,118.2 aces will be auctioned off.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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