Helicopters will remove logs all week
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL ” Helicopters will continue removing timber from West Vail until Sunday.
The trees, killed or infested by pine beetles, were removed from the forest to reduce the risk of a severe wildfire because they burn more easily.
As of Monday, about 2,000 trees had been flown to Vermont Court to be hauled away and recycled into wood pellets.
Crews will continue to work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, to haul away the remaining 5,000 logs.
For more information, call Eric Lovgren with Eagle County Wildfire Mitigation at 328-8742, or the town of Vail’s Pine Beetle Hotline at 401-4202 or the Forest Service at 328-6388.