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An aerieal view show the dramatic impact of the Green Valley Fire that swept across more than 7,000 acres in May. The cause of the fire continues to be under investigation. JEAN RUZICKA/FORUM NEWS SERVICE

DNR urges patience before tree cutting after massive fire

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Logging is underway following the May 14 fire that burned 7,100 acres in Hubbard, Wadena and Becker counties, area DNR Forestry supervisor Mark Carlstrom reports.

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But he’s stressing patience before cutting regarding trees impacted by the blaze.

About half the conifers with brown needles that he’s surveyed are showing healthy buds forming, he said. “They are looking good.” But those with no needles, and no buds, are likely “cooked,” he diagnosed.

“Be patient,” he said.

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