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DNR urges caution in forests after ice storm, heavy winds

ice on trees

Some trees have fallen, but they didn’t crash to the ground. They’re leaning against other trees or just a tree limb.

Heidi Frei is a Forest Health Specialist with the D-N-R's Parks and Recreation. She says if you’re a hunter, hiker, or outdoor enthusiast, look up. Be aware of the hazards, especially if it’s a windy day.

She also is asking for some help.

“Well, if there is downed material, you know, a log, a tree that maybe fell over, or a large branch, if there’s obstructions like that, that’s something where the public can really help us out by letting the park staff know.”

She adds, please, don’t try to clear it yourself.