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. Tree Farmer Alert
  Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Colorado Tree Farmers are a network of land- owners that share forestry resources.

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New readers, if you would like to receive an email alert like this whenever new information about the pine beetle epidemic or any other content is added to our website, write stumpmaker@gmail.com and ask to be added to the Tree farmer Alert email list. It's free!

For those who missed the symposium last month, forestry contractor Joe Turner has sent us a link to three videos of the program.

The videos cover the mitigation efforts by Canadians in British Columbia and Alberta, who have been involved with the beetle epidemic much longer than we have, as well as presentations by local communities and organizations. Both successes and failures are discussed. It takes a little time to down load the videos, but may be well worth your effort. See: http://www.fortheforest.org/ under "Recent Events"


Beetles Zero in on Larimer County

C. Scott Golden, Forest Health & Utilization Specialist  for Boulder County Parks & Open Space, sent us two maps of Larimer County showing the rapid progression of the pine beetle there in 2009. If you have property in this area, you'll want to see these.

2008 Map

2009 Map

More maps can be found at the US Forest Servive Aerial Survey Data site


Gilpin County Citizens Initiative

Wes Isenhart, President of GCCI, sent this reminder for Gilpin County folks:

Gilpin County Citizens Initiative
2nd Annual Elections &
Forest Festival

Sunday January 31st – 2-4pm

 Gilpin County Justice Center
Community Room

Please join us this Sunday at the Justice Center for the 2nd Annual GCCI Elections and Forest Festival.  There will be elections for two board positions and all three officer positions (president, treasurer & secretary).  Board positions are for two years and officer positions are for one.  Anyone who shows up and signs in is eligible to vote and run for any of the positions.  There will be a forum on public issues and goal setting for 2010 after the elections.  A proposed agenda is below.  If you want to add a topic to the public forum section please contact me at 303 582-5417.  We’ll are also arranging to have materials like the CWPP maps and some forest vendors available for those home foresters who are already planning their spring thinning projects or 2010 beetle prevention measures.  This is your chance to get involved and speak up about any of these community issues that are important to you.  If anyone wants to bring a snack or plate of cookies that would be appreciated.  GCCI will provide the coffee. 

Wes Isenhart – President of GCCI
303 582-5417

2nd Annual GCCI Elections Agenda

 Greetings and Introduction

 Review of 2009 Activities

Treasurer Report
Secretary Report – 501c3 Incorporation Status
Presidents Report –Projects & Initiatives in 2009



            Board Members


 Public Forum

            CWPP implementation projects

            Pesticides and alternatives for pest control

            Fire districts merger

            Gun safety in subdivisions






Join Us if you would like to go on our tours, question our experts, or share information on forest ecology and forest management with our members


Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2009 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.