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Posted on: December 23rd, 2019

Innovators have come up with a way to clear forests without setting fires

Letting forest fires burn, or even intentionally setting them, has often been considered good forest management. But that policy has become problematic as more and more people build homes in forested areas.

Now, some innovators have come up with a new way to clear and renew America’s woodlands.

A massive tree-eating machine called the feller buncher is used to thin out trees on the Trinchera Blanca Ranch in Colorado, CBS News correspondent Barry Petersen reports. The goal is creating a sustainable forest.

Read the full story and watch the video at CBSNews.com