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Cutting Down Bogus Basin Trees

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IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF LANDS
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This segment originally aired on AUG 16, 2019

More than 1,000 acres of trees are being cut down at Bogus Basin. The timber sales are the result of an infection of the Douglas-fir dwarf mistletoe and beetles that take advantage of the sick trees. Almost 80% of tree stands in the Bogus Basin Project area are infected with mistletoe. Sick and dead trees can be dangerous to skiers. That’s why the Idaho Department of Lands and the Boise National Forest are working together to get logging started this week near the Superior chairlift.

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Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.