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. Tree Farmer Alert

Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Tree Farm, SAF, CSFS Forestry Collaboration Meeting 

It is in everyone’s interest for all woodland owners to do more to manage their forests.

The most damaging forest health concerns in Colorado, wildfire and insect infestation, are landscape in nature. It takes large numbers of landowners and foresters employing proven management methods over huge tracts of land in order to significantly reduce the impacts.

Unfortunately only a small percentage of woodland owners ever seek professional help or manage their woods in any effective way!

Are you concerned that your neighbor’s inaction is negatively impacting your management work?
Have you ever unsuccessfully tried to convince a landowner to do more to reduce the damage being caused in our woods only to be rebuffed?

Thank you for your efforts, but it can be discouraging.

Perhaps it’s time for a new approach.

On June 26, local chapters of the Society of American Foresters, the Colorado Tree Farmers, and the Colorado State Forest Service will host an event to bring professional foresters together with private woodland owners. We will learn more about our respective groups and explore ways in which we can work together to more effectively engage inactive woodland owners and improve the health of our forests.

Read the Meeting Agenda

If you are interested please RSVP HERE.


Spruce Beetle in Colorado

from the CSFS website

As of 2012, the spruce beetle has become the dominant active insect threat in Colorado’s forests. Spruce beetle is the most destructive bark beetle in North America’s spruce forests. In Colorado, the spruce beetle can cause significant mortality in mature high elevation forests, particularly in Engelmann spruce.

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Post-Fire Rehabilitation

from the CSFS website

In areas that experience low-severity burns, fire events can serve to eliminate vegetative competition, rejuvenate its growth and improve watershed conditions. But, in landscapes subjected to high or even moderate burn severity, the post-fire threats to public safety and natural resources can be extreme.

Public and private entities invest millions of dollars to implement emergency measures that protect people, communities and critical resources from post-fire events such as flooding, erosion, mudslides, hazard trees and related degradation of water supplies and storage facilities.

Safety and Success Tips

Fact Sheets

Brochures About Management and Treatment of Various Species of Burned Trees on your Property






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Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2013 will receive the Colorado Tree Farmer's forest management manual, "Saving Your Forest". Currently certified Tree Farmers can get a manual by bringing a neighbor or friend to one of our tours.