Tree Crews Trying to Keep Deer Safe 

Contractors are taking steps during the

thinning of trees near I-95 in northern Maine to avoid attracting


Last year, the Maine Department of Transportation hired a

contractor to cut trees back from the interstate north of Bangor.

But the project coincided with a harsh winter, and hungry deer were

lured to the felled trees. Many of them ended up as road kill.

MDOT spokesman Mark Latti says the contractor ran out of time to

complete the project before the spring thaw brought an end to


This year, the project will be completed by March, and green

treetops will be removed within 24 hours of being felled to avoid

attracting deer.