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Helicopters will remove logs all week

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado
Town of Vail/Special to the DailyHelicopter will carry 70 to 75 trees per hour out of the forest above West Vail. The trees, killed or infested by pine beetles, are being removed because they are more likely to burn in a serious wildfire. The helicopter will be flying in the area until Sunday.
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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.


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