VAIL — Tree cutting operations by the Vail Fire Department are currently taking place in the golf course neighborhood. It will require temporary closures for hikers using the Vail Trail between Golden Peak and Sunburst Drive.
Members of Vail’s seasonal wildland mitigation crew have begun removing approximately 105 dead and diseased trees on town-owned property along the trail bordering U.S. Forest Service land. The operations will continue through June 5 and will require temporary trail closures of between 5 and 10 minutes to accommodate public safety protocols.
The wildfire mitigation crew will be working from May through October to assist with tree cutting, pile burns, property inspections and other assignments to support the town’s forest health projects. Last season the crew was responsible for mitigating 50 acres on public property as well as a town-wide hazardous tree assessment.
For more information, contact Anders Hendrickson, wildland crew coordinator, at 970-477-3509.