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. Tree Farmer Alert

Tuesday, February 16, 2013
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Colorado Tree Farmers are a network of land- owners that share forestry resources.

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Surviving Wildfire

"From 1985 through 2000, an average of 400 homes were destroyed in wildfires each year. Between 2001 and 2011 the annual average jumped to 1,354 homes.” If you are reading this newsletter the odds are very good that a friend, a neighbor, or you personally have experienced the devastation of wildfire.

Colorado Tree Farmer and professional author, Linda Masterson, has written a handbook for forest landowners that clearly and concisely explains the dangers of wildfire, how to mitigate the damage that can be caused, and how to survive the aftermath should wildfire destroy everything you own.

She writes from a unique perspective because she and her husband own and manage a Tree Farm in the Wildland Urban Interface. They thought that they were better prepared than most. But they were "nowhere near as well prepared as we should have been. Or could have been."

Linda's impeccable research and concise writing style provide the information that we all need, but few of us have, in order to be reasonably prepared for wildfire. Colorado Tree Farmers highly recommend that you read “Surviving Wildfire.”

Details at http://survivingwildfire.com/


Larimer County Tree Farm Meeting

Guest speaker and Tree Farmer, Scott Golden, presented his firsthand account of surviving the High Park fire. Over 40 Tree Farmers, forest industry professionals and guests attended the quarterly meeting of this local group.

The next meeting will be in May.


Douglas County Tree Farm Meeting

Guest speaker Terry Thompson, Fire Chief for the West Douglas County Fire Protection District, discussed the things that landowners could do to help fire fighters respond more efficiently, effectively and safely to emergency calls.

He also donated his training room for future Tree Farm meetings.

The next meeting will be announced soon.


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.

Send your questions to stumpmaker@gmail.com

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 2013 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.