Thinning can help offset cost of managing mature forests

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Don Dix

From the article (on thinning research) -- "It is remarkable that College of Forestry faculty had the foresight to begin a study in the 1950s and maintain it for so many years."

What's actually remarkable is that 60+ years ago some people figured out thinning forests would help prevent or lessen wildfires. Obviously, that information has been mostly ignored by government and the tree-huggers since.