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3 million trees to be planted in Station fire burn area

Apr 14, 2011 6:35:00 PM - latimes.com
'This will be the largest recovery effort ever undertaken in the San Gabriel Mountains,' an official says. Critics object to a type of pine being used and say the project could alter the ecological balance of a region dominated by chaparral.

Almost two years after the Station fire scorched 161,000 acres of the Angeles National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service has embarked on a large-scale reforestation project that may re-engineer the region's chaparral environment with pine and firs.

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