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Tree Farmer of the Year

Crook County's Mike Frey has been named the 2023 Tree Farmer of the Year by Wyoming State Forestry.

Frey has been the owner of the Moskee Land Corp property for close to twenty years now. Owning timbered ground comes with its own set of challenges, as he has learned throughout his ownership.

His management tasks have spread from monitoring the timber harvests to thinning out the dog hair stands and everything in between. These in-between tasks included battling beetle infestations, reducing the fine and medium fuel loads, creating water sources, monitoring Mother Nature's ignitions and battlin...