Danger-tree reduction project set

The U.S. Forest Service released its danger-tree decision memo last week and will begin to implement its roadside danger-tree (any tree, or portion of a tree, that could cause injury or death) reduction project on the Detroit, McKenzie River and Sweet Home ranger districts.

The project will improve safety and access to forest system roads within areas affected by last year’s Holiday Farm, Beachie Creek and Lionshead fires that burned more than 176,000 acres.

“These fire-killed or injured trees pose a danger to public and employee use, management, and enjoyment of the forest,” the Aug. 4 decision memo stated. “These areas remain closed to the public until safety concerns are addressed and the danger trees are abated by this project or by natural forces over time.”

The memo and scoping documents are available for download from the Willamette National Forest website at https://go.usa.gov/xFNwp. Learn more about danger trees by visiting https://go.usa.gov/xF5Sm.

– The New Era