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Hazardous Tree Removal Delays Jubilee Lake Campground Opening

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PENDLETON, Ore. - The USDA Forest Service says a hazardous tree removal project at Jubilee Lake Campground could delay the campground's opening date.

Walla Walla District Ranger Mike Rassbach says workers need to remove more than 350 hazardous trees from the 50-acre recreation area before it can safely open for the summer season. 

Rassbach says the Forest Service is contracting to have the hazardous trees and associated slash removed, with the project scheduled to begin the week of June 17th. He says he hopes it will be completed in time for the 4th of July, but anyone planning to visit in early July should have an alternative plan in mind, and should call to confirm the campground opening date.

"Several other campgrounds in the area will be open and operating for the holiday weekend including Target Meadows, Woodward and Woodland campgrounds," Rassbach said.

He says the hazardous trees in and around Jubilee Lake Campground are predominantly old age sub-alpine firs that have become susceptible to insects, disease, soil compaction and vandalism in their old age.

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