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. Tree Farmer Alert

Friday, February 24, 2012
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Society of American Foresters - Longs Peak Chapter

Our next meeting is set for next Tuesday!

Tree Farmers welcome!

February 28, Dr. Sky Stephens, Forest Entomologist, Colorado State Forest Service- Colorado’s Forest: An update on insects and disease activity; 5:30 p.m. dinner/social and speaker will start at 6:00 p.m., 212 Forestry Bldg. at CSU

Please RSVP (Jamie.dahl@colostate.edu) so we can plan for food!


Beetle-killed pines burn 3 times faster than live trees

A recently study should put to rest the notion that green lodgepole pine needles burn as fast as red ones.

But more than that, Matt Jolly said, the study could help open firefighters' eyes to the dangers lurking in mountain pine beetle-infested forests where the trees still look to be alive and doing well.


Udall Commends One Denver Supplier for Stocking Beetle-Killed Lumber

"Denver Lumber is filling a much-needed niche in Colorado by supplying beetle-killed wood to home builders. I applaud their leadership in putting beetle kill to use and supporting rural economies that depend on our forests," Udall said.

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Seasonal Forestry Technician Wanted

The Boulder County Parks & Open Space Department has an opening for a Seasonal Forestry Technician, to perform a variety of skilled and semiskilled duties in the management of county forests, including fuels reduction, insect and disease management, biomass utilization, and other wood harvesting related operations.

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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 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.