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Sunday, January 19, 2014
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Confronting Invasive Salt Cedar in the American Southwest

Recent feedback from a reader:
Just wanted to remind you that not all "forests" in Colorado are fir, ponderosa, spruce, etc. Some of us live on the high desert part of the Rockies and have more pinon, juniper, gambel oak, boxelder, salt cedar etc. You never seem to have any articles on these areas and so they (the articles) are not of much use to us. Just saying . . .     Harry, Durango

Harry, Thanks for the feedback. Your message encouraged me to look for some information that hopefully will inspire other readers to contribute more articles about your area of Colorado. Ed.

The Thirsty Tree

by Melissa L. Lamberton

"Neatly summing up two centuries of mistakes, the report cautions: 'In many cases, tremendous effort, resources, and time have been applied to achieve an intended goal with little yield on the investment, poor ability to quantify yields, or lack thereof, and little new knowledge to inform future efforts.'”

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of the Year!

The Douglas County Conservation District recently awarded Tree Farmers, Chris and Jaclynn Peterson the Douglas County Conservation District's - "Conservationists of the Year for 2013."  Historically, the award has gone for range management so they were honored to be recognized for their forestry efforts. 
The Peterson's treated nearly 200 acres of dense forest infested with Dwarf mistletoe, Ips and Mountain pine beetle, and Tussock moth.

Colorado State Forest Service Assistant District Forester, Meg Halford, led the overall project.

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