90 percent of Dillon's Marina Park trees lost to the pine-beetle

DILLON — With 90 percent of Dillon's Marina Park trees lost to the pine-beetle epidemic, the town is taking a serious look at how to be proactive instead of reactive. Instead of concentrating on spraying for insects and saving its pines, Dillon now wants to plan for a restoration effort by creating long-range goals. “It's a progression. It's a long, drawn out process,” said Rick Herwehe, the president of A Cut Above Forestry. His forest-management business took the helm in 2008 to create a tree care, restoration and reforestation plan for the town of Dillon, including ideas for landscaping, wildfire mitigation and general long-term forest health. “Let's be thoughtful and take our time on this.” Read the complete article: Dillon takes proactive approach in reforestation