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This photo shows the effects of a thinning project. On the left, the trees have a density of more than 1,000 per acre. On the right, the density is closer to 100 per acre. The Forest Service hopes a logging company can thin millions of acres.

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Can we avert catastrophe?

A long-awaited effort to restore forest health through commercial thinning projects will get under way in June near Show Low, the U.S. Forest Service has announced.

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