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. Tree Farmer Alert

Monday, February 2, 2015
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Climate Plan Could Threaten U.S. Forests

contributed by Dick Walter, Forest landowner

President Obama’s signature environmental initiative, his Clean Power Plan, is designed to fight climate change and crack down on America’s carbon-emitting power plants. But behind the scenes, a dispute is raging over obscure language that could promote the rapid destruction of America’s carbon-storing forests

A November 19 EPA policy memo suggests that the administration intends to treat electricity produced from most forest and farm products as carbon-free.

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90 Seconds to Understand “Carbon Neutrality”

contributed by Bill Gherardi, consulting forester

“What does ‘carbon neutral’ mean?” It’s a great question, and today the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) and American Wood Council (AWC) have launched a new web video explaining the concept – from a biomass energy users’ perspective – in only 90 seconds.

Watch the video


CFA is Revitalized with New leaders, New Vision

contributed by your CFA Board of Directors

One of the marvels of a
healthy forest ecosystem is its
ability to endure challenges
such as fire, insect infestations, and
changing climate and continue to
thrive. The same is true for your
forestry association.

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Larimer County Winter Tree Farm Meeting

DATE: Thursday, February 19, 2015

TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

PLACE: Ft. Collins District Office,
Colorado State Forest Service
3843 West LaPorte Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80523

PROGRAM: New Ways to Market Your Forest Products
Kristina Hughes – Colorado Forest Products Database http://csfs.colostate.edu/cowood/cfp-database.aspx
Mike Hughes – Larimer County Tree Farmers Product List

Everyone welcome!!
Bring a Friend!!

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Burnt log project

contributed by Tim Pargee, forest landowner

A novel use of burnt and beetle-kill logs

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 Emerald Ash Borer Detection Efforts Continue Over Winter

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

The attached news release describes how, over this fall and winter, the Colorado Emerald Ash Borer Response Team is assisting Front Range communities in efforts to detect the presence of the exotic, tree-killing emerald ash borer (EAB). Detection efforts include branch sampling methods and peeling “trap trees” to seek out the overwintering, larval stages of EAB.

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