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. Tree Farmer Alert

Saturday, January 4, 2014
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A Good New Year's Resolution

Contributed by
Don McDavid, Grand County Tree Farmer

Article printed in the Sky Hi News


Tree Farmer Receives Stewardship Award

Contributed by
Michael M. Hughes
Fort Collins District
Colorado State Forest Service

One of our own Larimer County Tree Farmers has received a Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Award.

See News Release


Contest Aims for a Cleaner-Burning Wood Stove

Contributed by
Bruce Benninghoff - Consulting Forester
Benninghoff & Company

See NY Times Article


Emerald Ash Borer

Contributed by
Jim McGannon, consulting forester, Colorado

As an urban forester, we are always on guard for insects and diseases that may seriously affect the health of our urban forests. Unfortunately, we knew it was a matter of time until the much anticipated Emerald Ash Borer(EAB) reached out state. Whether it is in the urban setting or not, this insect will be one of the most devastating we have seen in our state since the mountain pine beetle took hold. Dutch Elm Disease was devastating to our stately elms, but is controllable through sanitation (elimination of dead elm wood). The EAB will be a much bigger challenge.

Read More:  http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/ag_Plants/CBON/1251646251641

Colorado Emerald Ash Borer program update


A good Overview of the Situation in the WUI

Contributed by
Bruce Benninghoff - Consulting Forester
Benninghoff & Company

Seems like a pretty comprehensive look at the issues.

In Harm's Way



What Motivates Homeowners to Reduce Their Wildfire Risk?

Contributed by
Carol J. Dollard, P.E., CWP, LEED AP
Energy Engineer and Volunteer Fire fighter

Thought your readers might be interested in this.

Fire On the Mountain


Seedling Tree Applications Now Available

Contributed by
Ryan Lockwood
Public and Media Relations Coordinator
Colorado State Forest Service

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for more than 40 varieties of low-cost seedling trees and shrubs from its Fort Collins nursery. Orders will be available for pickup or statewide delivery early next spring.

See News Release



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