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Under a new 10-year county forest policy, older stands of aspen will be harvested aggressively to clear out the proverbial dead wood. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Timber policy envisions aggressive aspen harvest

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The Hubbard County board approved a comprehensive timber policy Wednesday that will put twice as much wood on the market in an effort to harvest geriatric groves of aspen trees.


A stakeholders committee has been working on a 10-year plan that updates the 2002 plan the county paid thousands of dollars to commission.

"We got you guys for free!" board chair Dick Devine told the loggers who attended Wednesday's meeting.

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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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