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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) A top U.S. Forest Service official says he might have to close off national forests in Wyoming and Colorado unless more work is done quickly to cut down beetle-killed trees near roads, trails and campsites.

Regional Forester Rick Cables told congressmen Tuesday he expects 100,000 trees a day to fall in the forests of Colorado and southern Wyoming over the next decade.

Trees are falling on roads and trails and are a safety concern, Cables told the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, which discussed the beetle epidemic during a field hearing in Cheyenne.

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