Clint Georg http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en New saw mill helps clear forests of beetle-killed trees http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-saw-mill-helps-clear-forests-beetle-killed-trees <p>Foresters say it’s a good thing that Saratoga’s saw mill is back at work.</p><p>Saratoga Forest Management opened this January, 10 years after its predecessor, Saratoga Saw Mill, went out of business.</p><p>Wyoming State Forestry Division’s Josh Van Vlack says half of the area’s dense forests have been killed by bark beetles, but foresters can’t afford to remove the dead trees. Van Vlack says that the saw mill is paying for the rights to remove the timber, which is turns into two-by-fours.</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:48:50 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 44755 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org