Trees can be a lethal hazard in falls. File Photo KDG

Trees can be a lethal hazard in falls.
File Photo KDG

There are 20 young people at the Forest Service Training center at Saunders Field here in Merritt. One trainee says that they are doing tree intervention.
Trees along roads are sometimes dead falls and can be a real hazard to people and vehicles. An innocuous looking snag on a high road bank can quickly become a deadly spear coming in an open window of a moving Vehicle.
Cut block also expose untested timber to wind and the possibility of a falling tree. Look up and live.
A member of the group says ” we are identifying the problem trees at this point”.

On this day: April 8th 1952

United States President Harry S. Truman calls for the seizure of all US owned steel mills to stop a national steel strike.

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