An innovative new project at the Trail of Tears State Forest in Southern Illinois includes cutting down several trees.  You wouldn't think the State Department of Natural Resources would get rid of the trees, but DNR Forest Ecologist Ben Snyder says that's exactly what they're doing.

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Snyder says this should create more open, sunny forest space and help support a diversity of wildlife such as birds looking for nesting and foraging sites.

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