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. Tree Farmer Alert
  Friday, February 8, 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!

Landowners may Receive a Tax Break for Wildfire Mitigation Costs

For income tax years 2009 through 2013 Colorado residents may subtract from federal taxable income 50% of the costs incurred in performing wildfire mitigation measures authorized by a Community Wildfire Protection Plan.
See: Taxpayer Service Division

Insect and Disease Quarterly

The Colorado State Forest Service has a new entomologist, Sky Stephens, who has instituted an excellent quarterly newletter covering the latest forestry related insect and disease issues.

We'll be asking Sky to find answers to your insect and disease related questions and will publish her answers in Tree Farmer Alerts for all our readers to see.

Her next newsletter will come out soon. We will be including links to this publication in Tree Farmer email Alerts as soon as they are issued. Here is a link to her first newsletter: http://csfs.colostate.edu/pdfs/2009NovemberI&DNewsletter.pdf

New Tree Farm Standards of Sustainability for Forest Certification

Landowner Q&A Webinar on the new 2010-2015 Standards Spread the news!

The new Standards were developed by an independent panel of experts, representing academia, conservation organizations, Federal and State governments, landowners, and foresters. Tree Farm is offering a series of Internet-based webinars this year that will feature additional information for landowners, volunteers, and forestry consultants. The one-hour webinar will cover how the new Standards will impact current forest management practices. Mark you calendar with the following webinar dates, register now, and make plans to join one or more of these webinars.
Tuesday, April 13 from 1:00-2:00pm
Thursday, May 13 from 1:00-2:00pm

Tuesday, September 14 from 1:00-2:00pm
Tuesday, October 12 from 1:00-2:00pm
Tuesday, November 9 from 1:00-2:00pm

Visit www.treefarmsystem.org/2010standards or www.forestfoundation.org/cff_standards.html to register for the webinars.


Please send you questions regarding any forest management related issues to stumpmaker@gmail.com We'll find an answer for you.

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 2010 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.