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Monday, October 9, 2006

Loggers coming to Marlborough

MARLBOROUGH

Some Massachusetts residents are upset that the state is planning on cutting down thousands of trees in its forests, including some in Marlborough.

The most heavily targeted areas are in western Massachusetts, the Globe reports today.

But plans call for the harvesting of trees within the next year or two on 228 acres of state land in Leominster, Douglas, Wells, Townsend, and Marlborough.

State officials say the thinning is needed to enhance wildlife habitat and improve the health and diversity of trees.

-- Erica Tochin

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