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. Tree Farmer Alert
  Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Colorado Tree Farmers are a network of land- owners that share forestry resources.

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Everybody's Problblem

For some time now Colorado Tree Farmers have been telling you that the pine beetle epidemic and the larger and more intense wildfires that can result from it are not just the concern of forest landowners, but everybody's problem.

A recent study of wildfires by the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition, a State and Federal government partnership, highlights the true cost of wildfire to society and how the kind of active forest management advocated by Tree Farmers can significantly reduce that cost. (particularly note the section entitled, "Insufficient Emphasis on Active Management Before Fire" starting on page 15)

Please pass this report on to others, becauseĀ  the beetle epidemic and resulting wildfires that you are working so hard to mitigate truly are EVERYBODY'S PROBLEM.




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Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2009 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.