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2012 Partners Workshop

You are invited to the Sixth Annual Partners Workshop, What’s Happening Across the Landscape: and Where’s the Wood Going?, which will be held April 10, 2012 at the USDA Forest Service Regional Office, Golden, CO (740 Simms St, Golden, CO). In last two year’s evaluations we heard many great suggestions for future Partners Workshops. As a result of this feedback, we designed this year’s program to address topics to engage more landowners and communities. Partners will present forest management implemented on different land ownerships and outlets employed to utilize forest products. Additionally, there will be a brainstorm session to discuss ideas to help stimulate Colorado’s timber industry. We also will hear about current Colorado legislation as related to forestry issues.


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The Practice of Permaculture

Ryan Lockwood
Public and Media Relations Coordinator
Colorado State Forest Service

Attached is a full-length feature story about a Salida, Colo., couple using an increasingly popular practice called permaculture to provide sustainable food and conserve water on their two acres of land. Their efforts are intended to benefit not only themselves, but their neighbors and the arid local environment.

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2012 National Tree Farmer Convention: June 14-16, 2012

Jacksonville Florida

Join us for three days in June, where you can be a part of the largest gathering of woodland owners.  Meet others who share your passion and commitment to learn, share, and network to promote stewardship and sustainability of America’s family forests.  Our convention agenda includes:

Save $30 on your registration fees for this year’s convention by registering through March 31, 2012.  Register online today!
And be sure to make your hotel reservations soon at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel to secure our special conference room rates (provide our group code “2012 National Tree Farmer Convention”)


Forestry Tip of the Day:

Ryan Ludlow | Forestry Education & Outreach Coordinator Boulder County | Land Use Department
P.O. Box 471, Boulder CO 80306
O: 720.564.2641 | F: 303.441.4856 rludlow@bouldercounty.org

Right now, before grasses and shrubs green up is a good time to rake away all of the pine needles and grasses that have collected in “jackpots” along your homes flammable building material (walls, decks, fences, gutters etc.).

Why is this simple task important??? One of the three primary reasons why homes burn during wildfires is because of a phenomenon known as “ember blizzards”. During wildfires thousands of flaming hot embers blow great distances ahead of the main fire front and hit the vertical walls of houses and roof lines. Upon contact with walls and roofs the embers flow like water and collect in hot piles of burning embers by your homes foundation and in the gutters. If you take action and rake all pine needles and grasses away from your home, keeping a nice cleared area of 3-5 feet around your home, you can dramatically reduce the likelihood of your home igniting from ember blizzards. Don’t let embers burn you!


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.