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Burned trees from Green Valley Fire Photo by Cindy Gilster/FOCUS

Tree removal begins after fire

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Area residents impacted by the Green Valley Fire arrived in number Thursday in Menahga to learn options and suggestions regarding tree removal from DNR officials, with loggers on hand to meet with the residents.

“The first job is to kill pine bark beetles,” Mike Carroll of the Department of Natural Resources advised the audience.

Pine bark beetles occur naturally in most conifer stands, commonly attacking and killing stressed pines.

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