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Experts talk about harvesting, caring for damaged trees


December 6, 2017

Havre Dailiy News/Colin Thompson

Montana State University Extension Forestry Specialist Peter Kolb, Ph.D., shows Tuesday in the Bear Paw Mountains what to look for on a tree after fire damage to see if it will live. The demonstration was part of the Post Fire, How to Assess and What To Do seminar.

Forestry specialists armed attending landowners, residents and various county and reservation employees, during a two-part workshop Tuesday, with hours of information on best grazing, logging and tree-care practices.

The idea for workshops - sponsored by the Montana State University Extension, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Hill County Conservation District - was sparked by the damage caused and the trail of questions raised after this year's East Fork Fire and the Oct. 2-3 record-setting snowstorm.

Peter Kolb, Ph.D., a Montana State University Extension forestry specialist and Matt R...

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