By Haley Yarborough

Forest Service plants trees at Big Larch


Aric Burt, Seeley Lake Ranger District

District employee using an auger to plant trees in Big Larch Campground on June 14.

SEELEY LAKE- The United States Forest Service planted 250 trees at Big Larch Campground on June 14. According to Quinn Carver, the Ranger for the Seeley Lake Ranger District, the project was to help provide shade at campsites for future Forest visitors. 

The trees were a mix of three- to four-year-old larch and ponderosa pine planted in small ground depressions. Around 25 District employees from silviculture, timber, recreation, fire and trails programs participated in the planting.  

The tree planting project was prompted after the District removed a large number of hazardous trees at B...

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