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Friday, February 18. 2011

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Pine beetles done, but other bad bugs still chow on Colorado trees

Whoa! ??? Perhaps a more informative headline for this Denver Post article should read:

Attacks on lower-elevation ponderosa pine by mountain pine beetles on the northern Front Range have intensified, with a TENFOLD INCREASE in affected acreage.

The heaviest mountain pine beetle activity occurred in a swath running through Larimer, Boulder, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties.

The spruce beetle , western spruce budworm and others are doing tremendous amounts of damage, however:

"The current mountain pine beetle outbreak continues to be the predominant ongoing forest health issue in the state."

pg. 2 of the 2010 Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests

form your own opinion:
read the full Post article HERE
read the full 2010 Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests
read the Statewide Forest Resource Assessment & Strategy


Nothing Can be Done
About it ?

Don't you believe it!

In fact, more needs to be done than ever before in order to mitigate the damage being caused by the mountain pine beetle, spruce beetle and other forest health problems.

If you and your neighbors are not sure what to do, or, if you're doing all you can and your neighbors are not, contact us.

If you are willing to organize a neighborhood meeting, we can visit you and deliver a one hour video and powerpoint presentation with a question and answer period that will clarify why the deteriorating health of our forests is such a serious problem and explain exactly what you and your neighbors can and should do about it.

Our forest health issues should be everyone's concern, not just those of forest landowners. Whether you own forested property or not, you can and should help. We'll be happy to show you how.

Wes Rutt,
Outreach and Education Chair
Colorado Tree Farmers
(970) 482-6912


Rip The Bark !

by Cheryl and Chuck Hanson

This is an excellent alternative treatment method for wood infested with mountain pine beetle in terrain that is difficult to access. Read More


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