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. Tree Farmer Alert

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
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Colorado Tree Farmers are a network of land- owners that share forestry resources.

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Lawmakers pleased with strides made to combat Colorado wildfires

With wildfire season approaching, lawmakers at the Capitol say proposals introduced this session and making their way through the legislature in these final weeks will hopefully better aid residents and the firefighters on the front lines protecting property.

from The Denver Post


California Leads
the Way

contributed by
Bruce Benninghoff
Consulting Forester

See this web site for a well done article/video explaining how many organizations are coming together to solve several problems by doing the right thing for the forest, air quality, and residents.
Watch the video.


Certified Burner Training

Please distribute the attached information about the upcoming Certified Burner class offered at the Academy this June in Silt, CO to your vast email lists? 

We would be able to cover tuition costs for Private individuals.

see Notice of Training for details

Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control
Jane Lopez
Deputy Chief of Wildland Fire Planning
Aviation and Prescribed Fire


Don't Forget The Bugs

Colorado Forest Insect and Disease Update

The state’s ongoing forest health concerns are due to a combination 
of factors that impact forest health, including poor stand 
conditions, long-term drought and warmer temperatures. In 
addition, many of our mountain forests have become unhealthy 
and overly dense, setting the stage for future insect and disease 
outbreaks, potentially devastating wildfires and the dangerous 
floods that often follow. These risks present both challenges and 





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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.

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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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