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Downed trees may require changes in New Jersey law

Fire threats could affect N.J. law

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Ben Fogletto

A vehicle passes downed burnable trees in the park. Monday June 17 2013 Fallen trees at the Atlantic County Park, Estell Manor. Atlantic County is regulating the removal of dead trees by residents - twofold purpose is that it saves the county from having to lug away to DEP approved sites and they make money off of permits. Ordinance set to be voted on in July. (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto)

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Cutting and removing trees from county parks and state land has traditionally been forbidden in New Jersey, but that is changing in Atlantic County and elsewhere now that woods have become thick with dead trees from last June's derecho thunderstorms.

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Ben Fogletto

A vehicle passes downed burnable trees in the park. Monday June 17 2013 Fallen trees at the Atlantic County Park, Estell Manor. Atlantic County is regulating the removal of dead trees by residents - twofold purpose is that it saves the county from having to lug away to DEP approved sites and they make money off of permits. Ordinance set to be voted on in July. (The Press of Atlantic City / Ben Fogletto)