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Breckenridge residents: Cut your dead or dying trees

BRECKENRIDGE – Local property owners are required by town ordinance to remove dead and infested lodgepole pine trees by July 15.

The town council Tuesday approved an update to the mountain pine-beetle ordinance that allows for deadline extension if the program’s director determines the weather or “other unanticipated conditions or circumstances” make the deadline unresonable.

Property owners are responsible to pay for the inspection, mitigation and removal services involved with removing the trees. A class D permit is required to remove trees, unless a town-approved contractor is used.

For more information, call the town’s community development department at (970) 453-3160, or visit and click on “Projects and Issues” then “2010 Forest Health Program.” A list of approved contractors is available on the website.

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