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Wilf Woods: Sometimes we have too many trees

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From the Arbor Day Foundation comes mail touting the planting of more trees, a fine idea for enhancing shade trees.

At the same time I read a report in Forestry Source about how too many trees in our forests are robbing our streams of water. Fire suppression has resulted in a five-fold increase in high-elevation trees per acre in the west, whose heavy canopy of needles intercept more rain and snow. That means a lot less water reaches the ground.

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