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PostSat Feb 29, 2020 12:08 am 
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Thanks for the update about the public meeting, Brian.
In regards to ale_capone’s question regarding helicopter spraying, in my experience living adjacent to a tree farm currently owned by Sierra Pacific, yes, for several years following a cut and replanting, they spray from a helicopter and also hand spray any misbehaving maples. When the trees are deemed tall enough, they scale back the spraying to once a year along the roads. Spray of choice: 2-4-D and Roundup, both in the same application.
There is a very ugly back story to clearcut logging that many people are not aware of.
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PostSun Mar 01, 2020 10:18 am 
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Nancyann wrote:
Thanks for the update about the public meeting, Brian.
In regards to ale_capone’s question regarding helicopter spraying, in my experience living adjacent to a tree farm currently owned by Sierra Pacific, yes, for several years following a cut and replanting, they spray from a helicopter and also hand spray any misbehaving maples. When the trees are deemed tall enough, they scale back the spraying to once a year along the roads. Spray of choice: 2-4-D and Roundup, both in the same application.
There is a very ugly back story to clearcut logging that many people are not aware of.

Yes in some cases there is.  In other cases not.  The Forest Service quit spraying and clearcuts have been successfully reforested.

Forest conditions vary and you cannot have one size fits all management.  Foresters need to have some leeway to make decisions.  They actually have degrees in Forestry!

Alder used to be sprayed.  Now it is a crop tree.  Times and treatments change.

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PostThu Mar 05, 2020 2:11 am 
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The March 11 public meeting has been postponed.

As for herbicide spraying, I asked some DNR staff about it before. They claim they only spray once after logging with backpack sprayers. They also said they don't spray their roads, but I've seen the telltale blue dye from spraying on brush on their roads.

Private timber companies own a lot of land in this area. They spray their roads every few years, and they use aerial spraying at least once after logging.
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