Fire plan would cut 2.4 million New Jersey Pinelands trees

Bill Zipse, a supervising forester with the New Jersey Forest Service, holds a pine cone in a section of Bass River State Forest in Bass River Township, N.J. on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. A recently approved plan will cut 2.4 million trees from the forest, most of them small, narrow trees, designed to remove fuel that could make wildfires worse. But environmentalists are split over the plan, with some calling it a tragic loss of trees that would otherwise store carbon in an era of climate change. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Fire plan would cut 2.4 million New Jersey Pinelands trees