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In 2017, the Oregon Department of Forestry felled 17 diseased and drying trees in Sorosis Park. This month, another 35-40 pine trees will be removed and the park will be closed while a contractor fells the trees.

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35-40 Sorosis trees to be cut

Starting Saturday, Feb. 16, Sorosis Park will close as a contractor removes 35-40 dead and dying trees throughout the park that are infested with the mountain pine beetle. The goal is to have the work completed by Feb. 24, but Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation District Executive Director Scott Baker said that’s “aspirational” and is honestly unlikely.

February 8, 2019 1:58 p.m. read more..

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