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. Tree Farmer Alert

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
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One Year Later

A local Tree Farm group brings wildfire victims, educators and their students together in order to learn from a disaster and promote restoration of a forest.

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The American Forest Foundation Blog

Amanda Cooke, Media and Marketing Manager with the American Forest Foundation, administers an excellent blog that is worth your time to check out. She chooses articles that provide a wider geological range than most in this newsletter. If you are interested in what's happening in the woods outside of Colorado...

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Our current poor forest health is the result of the NIMBY (not in my back yard) preservationist movement. Let our legacy be the KIMBY (keep it in my back yard) movement.

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How do I get rid of stink bugs?

There seem to be a number of insects throughout the United States that are generally identified as "stink bugs." The one we have around here is the western conifer seed bug. see: http://www.maine.gov/agriculture/pesticides/gotpests/bugs/factsheets/wcsb-cornell.pdf

There doesn't seem to be any pesticides recommended. I've seen some home remedies like crumbling up a pack of cigarettes, soaking it in a bucket of water and then spraying the solution on your walls outside. However that sounds like a better method for reducing smoking than eliminating bugs.

You might read the article in the link above for some more practical ideas. I carefully usher each one outside whenever I run across them. That has had the added benefit of providing an active and ongoing exercise program for me during the winter. Good luck!

Does anyone have a better idea? Please let us know.


Got a question about your woods?

You can find the answers to many of your questions on our website, www.treefarmer.com, but that's a big place. If you get lost, write us and we'll help you find the answers.

We're your neighbors just down .the road, behind the green and white Tree Farm signs and we care about what's happening in our forests.

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Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2012 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.