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New Life accelerates Sustainable Forest Restoration minimizes wildfire risk

 Thursday, September 2, 2021

Arizona’s forest restoration efforts takes an impressive leap in August 2021 as the New Life Forest Restoration’s state-of-the-art wood plant near Flagstaff, Arizona reaches full production. Located in the heart of Coconico County, the engineered wood plant will help in ramping up Arizona’s forest products. Overall, it will meet the large scale restoration demands of the forest.

Ted Dergousoff, New Life’s CEO said that forest restoration can pay for itself.

He said that this plant will revolutionize Arizona’s forest restoration efforts, which are desperately needed to reduce the scourge of catastrophic wildfires.

Forest restoration requires the removal of smaller and lower-grade timber from the forest, which otherwise act as fuel for wildfires, to make room for the larger, higher-value trees to thrive.

New Life has tripled the size of its forest restoration operations in light of these developments with three forest thinning crews now active and a fourth crew mobilizing.

The engineered wood plant solution enables success for local industry players involved in forest restoration activities.

NewLife has designed the scale of the plant to accommodate upgrading products, not just from its own mills, but also from other operators in the area.

NewLife and its partners are operating a total of nine harvesting crews in Arizona with a combined capacity of 20,000 acres per year.

The company and its partners plan to hire more than 300 skilled workers across manufacturing and forest harvesting in the next 12 months.

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