Answerland: Vail’s dead trees |

Answerland: Vail’s dead trees

What happens to the dead trees that are being cut around Vail?

This fall, workers will burn “slash piles” near where they were cut, when weather conditions allow, said Suzanne Silverthorn, spokeswoman for the town of Vail. “Slash piles” are limbs and branches from felled trees. The tree trunks will be hauled to Kremmling to be recycled into wood pellets, Silverthorn added. In some cases, trees are left on the ground to help control erosion.

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