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Saturday, March 16, 2015
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Southwest Colorado Logger Recognized as Logger of the Year

DEL NORTE, Colo. – Del Norte logger Michael Rue has received the 2015 Colorado Outstanding Logger of the Year Award for outstanding timber harvesting efforts in southwest Colorado. The award is offered through the Colorado State Tree Farm Committee, which is an affiliate of the American Tree Farm System, and the Colorado Timber Industry Association (CTIA).


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Sawfly wasp outbreak spreading through Colorado's ponderosa pines

A stout brown wasp called the sawfly, eating needles off ponderosa pines across 7,430 acres southeast of Denver, is expected to spread — turning more pines into Charlie Brown Christmas trees.

Afflicted ponderosas change from puffy green pines to defoliated spines. The outbreak of sawfly wasps is the latest of multiple insect epidemics degrading Colorado forests including mountain pine bark beetles and spruce beetles.

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Average Fire Season Expected For Colorado, Rockies

Recent rains have helped to dampen the wildfire forecast for the Rocky Mountains. Storms in April and May brought much-needed moisture to the region after a warm, dry March.

The May 11, 2015 seasonal wildfire outlook released by the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center says most of the region has an average fire potential.

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Larimer County Tree Farmers

Thursday, May 28, 2015

7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

Program: Meet
Dan West - New CSFS Entomologist and
Kim Mueller - New CSFS Outreach Division Supervisor

EVERYONE interested in the health of their trees is invited. Bring a friend or neighbor too!

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