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