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Saturday, January 30, 2016
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Larimer County Tree Farmers
Winter Meeting

Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Colorado State Forest Service Nursery
3843 West LaPorte Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Colorado tree Farmers - The New Requirements

Everyone welcome! Bring a friend!

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Number of Trees on Earth

contributed by Jon Bell

I heard an NPR article recently which gave the total estimated number of trees on the planet. They had compared actual forest studies with satellite photos and came up with 3.04 trillion trees worldwide. They went on to say we are loosing 10 billion* trees (net) per year; more are being cut/died than planted/germinated.

Tree Counter Is Astonished By
How Many Trees There Are

Billion with a 'B' sounds preposterous now, and I can't fact-check this. Can you?

3.04 trillion is 3,040,000,000,000.

10 billion is 10,000,000,000, which is 1/304th of the trees on earth. Or said another way, 10 billion is 0.33% of the trees on earth.

It is an ongoing puzzle to me that world-wide, we are cutting too many trees, but in local situations, we're not cutting enough. I'd like to hear some discussion on that subject. We know that not all tree cutters are bad guys!


Management Guide for Dwarf Mistletoe

contributed by
Bill Gherardi, Consulting Forester

Dwarf mistletoes are the most widely dispersed pathogens in the western United States. Several forces have influenced their distribution across the landscape. Historically, fire has been the foremost factor in affecting dwarf mistletoe population dynamics.

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Colorado Insect & Disease recorded Webinar

contributed by
Dan Wand, Assistant District Forester
Colorado State Forest Service

Colorado State Forest Service Entomologist Dan West, recently conducted a webinar to disseminate information on the status of forest insect and disease issues that Colorado is currently experiencing.  For those with an interest, the webinar was recorded and is now available on the following YouTube site: Just click on the link.




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