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By Nicole Becerra
For The Sentinel 

Forester offers tips on forest health


The first Saturday in May marks the annual recognition of wildfire awareness day, and forester Dan Lennon has some words of advice to offer the community in light of this. “I’ve been here a lot of years, fought a lot of fires, and seen a lot of panic,” Lennon shares. It is very important to have a plan in the event of an emergency. Simple things like evacuation plans and having horse trailers to transport livestock are great, but prevention is the best place to start.

According to Lennon, what we need to do is get back to where the trees are spaced out enough and surface fuels like leaves and pine needles are cleaned up, so that when fire strikes it will be of a much lower intensit...

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