Tulalip Tribes practice selective logging

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TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Tulalip Tribes forestry department follows a selective logging plan to manage about 8,000 acres of woods on the 22,000-acre reservation near Everett.

In the latest operation this summer, a Sedro-Woolley company is grooming 88 acres of Douglas firs. The goal is to reduce the density from about 400 trees per acre to about 160.

Forestry managers tell The Daily Herald less-crowded trees grow bigger. Selective logging also improves habitat for wildlife.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com