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. Tree Farmer Alert

Thursday, March 29, 2012
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Tree Farming in Granby

On April 14, 10:00 AM at the Granby fire station there will be a meeting of those interested in promoting the regeneration of our pine beetle devastated forests. Everyone is welcome.

We will start with a  panel discussion on where we are in Grand County after the Mountain Pine Beetle and how we work together for a better forest than the one we found when we came here. The panel consists of

  • Ron Cousineau Colorado State Forest Service office in Granby on ‘What is happening naturally and how CSFS can help us shape the future forest’
  • Wes Rutt, education chair of the Colorado Tree Farmers on ‘how they can help’
  • John Rizza, Western Region Specialist Small Acreage Management on, ‘evaluation of site conditions to meet landowner objectives, site visits (by Ext or CMG)’
  • Mike Hughes, CSFS Fort Collins ADF/State Coordinator for Tree Farm on ‘how we have kept the Larimer County Tree Farm Association together for over 20 years’

The panel will then be available for questions.

After a short break we will discuss the formation of a Tree Farmer group in Grand County. The group’s goal is to help educate anyone who is interested in forestry, from tree farmers to apartment dwellers.  

We hope to have a wide spectrum of questions and suggestions.

Don McDavid
Home 970-726-4494
Cell 970-531-8857


An Evening with Five-Needle Pines

Date: Tuesday 3 April 2012 Time: 06:30pm (social event starts); 7:00pm (presentations start)
Location: Natural Resource Building Rm 113, CSU Main Campus, Fort Collins, Colorado
Topic: This multi-chapter event features two speakers.

Dr. Diana Tomback, Director, Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation and Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, University of Colorado Denver, will present an overview of the current status and threats to high elevation 5-needle white pines with special emphasis on the potential listing of whitebark pine and Colorado's own limber, bristlecone and southwestern white pines. She will discuss general strategies being developed to keep all these iconic trees on the landscape, including the new partnership between the Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation and American Forests to develop a funding mechanism for restoration work in these species, concentrating on Colorado and Wyoming stands and the potential involvement of the Society of American Foresters in this region-wide initiative.

Bob Means, Wyoming BLM State Forester and Climate Change Coordinator will present an overview of the lower elevation limber pine stands found in the Front Range of Colorado and throughout Wyoming, emphasizing the need for research to develop scientifically based management options for this little studied species on the woodland-grassland ecotone. This event is co-sponsored by the Longs Peak, Alpha Student, SE Wyoming, and Mile High Chapters of the Colorado-Wyoming Society of American Foresters. This event will count as CFEs for SAF.

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More about SAF events can be found at: http://www.safcowy.org/events


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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.