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Tree Farmer Alert  
Monday, May 2, 2016
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Be confident that what you do in your forest
will improve it's health and sustainability for future generations.
Become a Tree Farmer!

What's in your Woods?


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MAY 12-14, 2016, GUNNISON


We are about two weeks away from a great 2016 Joint Annual Meeting of the Colorado/Wyoming Society of American Foresters, Colorado Timber Industry Association and Colorado Tree Farmers in beautiful Gunnison.  As of today, we have 44 people registered.  Based on the past few years, we expect about 120 or more to attend, so it looks like there are many people that still need to register, either on line via this link or with the attached paper mail in form.



AT $99.00 + 12.9% ROOM TAX


Please take a few minutes before the end of the week and register.  You don’t want to miss this meeting!

Lyle Laverty
2016 Chair
Colorado/Wyoming Society of American Foresters




Larimer County Tree Farmers

DATE: Thursday, May 19, 2016

TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

PLACE: Ft. Collins District Office, Colorado State Forest Service
3843 West LaPorte Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80523

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PLUS - CSFS Fort Collins Dist. Annual Report



The Wood Wide Web

from theAtlantic.com

“We don’t think there is any intention of a tree to help its neighbor” . You could equally view the exchanges as smaller trees stealing carbon from larger ones, or as the entirely incidental side effect of mycorrhiza growing on multiple trees. But whatever the slant, it’s clear that  “even a very mixed forest is much more connected than we thought,”

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A European Vacation

sponsored by
American Forest Foundation

If you love trees, you might want to consider a European vacation to explore forest stewardship practices in Germany, France and Switzerland. It’s all part of the American Tree Farm System’s 75th anniversary celebration.


Reader Comments

from Michael O'neill

Being a tree farmer in north central Ohio, I have experienced first hand the devastation brought on by the emerald ash borer.  My consolation is that I diversified with white pine, spruce, oak and walnut on my first humble woodlot in the late 80's. Although the ash has died, taking with it about 20% of the biomass, the other trees are now getting more light and the "new" forest is all the prettier and more productive. In addition I now have plenty of good burning ash drying in place to help keep warm in the winters.

Many in the area who didn't diversify and manage their woodlots are now left with decimated forests and fire hazards. Thank God I'm a tree lover who studied up a bit.  I didn't really understand the value of diversification though until I experienced it first hand. 
Best to all my tree farming colleagues in beautiful Colorado.


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