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. Tree Farmer Alert

Sunday, February 24, 2013
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High-elevation forest mortality continues as spruce surpasses lodgepole

submitted by Jeff Thomas, Science Writer

As the mountain pine beetle epidemic tapers off after killing much of Colorado’s lodgepole forests, it has been surpassed by another epidemic in the upper-elevation forests.

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Public Forums: Colorado State Forester / Director Colorado State Forester

submitted by Jamie Dahl, CSFS

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) has selected three final candidates for the position of CSFS Director/State Forester, each of whom will be interviewed later this month. Following meetings at the Capitol, the candidates will visit the CSU Denver Center and Colorado State University for a series of open forums. If you are unable to attend, the forums at CSU will be webcast.

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SAF Longs Peak Chapter Events

Submitted by Long's Peak Chapter SAF

Welcome to the 2013 year of events for the Longs Peak chapter of SAF. We have some great events planned this year and are looking for your participation wherever possible.

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Colorado's Forest Health Report Released

On Feb. 20, the Colorado State Forest Service released the 2012 Report on the Health of Colorado's Forests at the annual Joint Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee Hearing at the State Capitol. The report details forest health concerns that span the state.

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What's Happening in Our Forests?

submitted by Scott Golden, Tree Farmer

This is an animated video by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies exploring how forests affect, and are affected by, the forces around them.

You can discuss the problems and the solutions with local experts and your neighbors at one of our public meetings sponsored by a local Tree Farm group.

Watch this publication for notice of a meeting near you or write stumpmaker@gmail.com for more information.

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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.

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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.