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A tree cutter slices a Norway pine into an eight-foot section with ease Thursday afternoon in the Frazee School Forest north of Frazee. The DNR Forestry division is overseeing an 18-acre thinning project. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Frazee School Forest undergoes selective logging

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The Frazee School Forest is a bit thinner after about a week's worth of selective thinning of 18 acres of Norway pine trees last week.


According to Department of Natural Resources Forester Howard Mooney, Frazee alumni and teachers 25 to 45 years ago planted the pine trees. Planted in rows, the thinning involves taking out every fifth row of trees to allow the remaining pines room to grow.

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