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. Tree Farmer Alert

Friday, April 11, 2014
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Colorado Tree Farmers are a network of land- owners that share forestry resources.

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2014 Partners Workshop

The 2014 Partner’s Workshop will introduce participants to threats to Colorado’s urban forests and teach participants some of the ways to cost-effectively use wood from selected urban tree species, including Russian olive, ash and black walnut.

This workshop is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

See Details and registration form


Governor's Farm Bill Letter

Attached please find the final letter Governor Hickenlooper submitted to the USDA regarding new Farm Bill authorities.He has recommended designating much of our national forest land as treatment areas. This designation means the USFS may consider using expedited review for collaboratively developed projects that occur within those treatment areas.

Lisa Dale
Assistant Director, Parks, Wildlife and Lands
Colorado Department of Natural Resources

See the Governor's Letter


Why Homes are Lost to Wildfire

contributed by
Scott Golden, Tree Farmer

Jack Cohen being interviewed by the HCN. This Forest Service expert says it's as much a sociopolitical problem as it is physical.



Colorado Aerial Fire Fighting Report

Contributed by
Bruce Benninghoff - Consulting Forester

For the special report on this topic see this web site 
You can download the report there.



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Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2014 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.

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