ODOT's hazard tree removal program is culling trees indiscriminately. As seen in this photo, subcontractors have hastily and sometimes indiscriminately removed healthy and living trees, even in old-growth forests, recreation areas, and along important rivers and streams, in actions that have been said by whistleblowers could amount to fraud (photo by Cascadia Wildlands taken April 30, 2021).

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ODOT’s hazard tree removal program is culling trees indiscriminately. As seen in this photo, subcontractors have hastily and sometimes indiscriminately removed healthy and living trees, even in old-growth forests, recreation areas, and along important rivers and streams, in actions that have been said by whistleblowers could amount to fraud (photo by Cascadia Wildlands taken April 30, 2021).