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Hazardous tree removal resumes on Strawberry Road near Tabernash

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Hazardous tree removal resumes on Strawberry Road near Tabernash

The Bureau of Land Management urges the public to be aware of the hazardous tree removal and timber salvage work on-going along Strawberry Road, BLM Road 2751, north of Tabernash this summer.

“Before heading up Strawberry Road this summer, people should be aware of the high amount of activity and use caution,” said Acting BLM Kremmling Field Manager Hunter Seim. “The most visible work along Strawberry Road will be hazardous tree removal. While the work may create some inconvenience this summer, it is an important step to keep the road open for the long-term.”

Like much of Grand County, the Strawberry area has significant beetle-killed trees. Crews will be working to remove the hundreds of standing dead trees that could eventually fall across the road.

“We also have contractors working in this area to salvage beetle-killed trees through timber sales as part of BLM Colorado’s Bark Beetle Strategic Plan,” Seim said. “Although these salvage sales can involve areas farther from roads, heavy machinery and logging trucks will be using Strawberry Road throughout the summer as well.”

The felled trees from the roadside work will be available for public firewood in specific, signed areas. Firewood permits are required and available at the Kremmling Field Office, 2103 Park Ave. in Kremmling. For more information, call 970 724-3000.

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