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. Tree Farmer Alert

Wednesday, May 29, 2012
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Dick Schettler believes in being a good steward of the woods that he is fortunate enough to own. Although retired for some years, he does all his own forest management work.

The market for wood has been poor for years often making it difficult to even cover expenses, but Dick knew that his efforts were reducing the damage that would be caused by wildfire in his community and would improve the health of his forest for future generations. Like most Tree Farmers in Colorado, that made the effort worthwhile.

When Dick started having trouble maintaining a work schedule that non-Tree Farmers might find daunting, instead of slowing down, he asked for help. Read more.

He is now back at work setting a good example for all forest landowners.

Follow Dick's example.
We can help.
We're your neighbors just down the road behind the green and white sign.
We're Colorado Tree Farmers

For more information:
Email: Stumpmaker@gmail.com or
Call: (970) 482-6012


Working on Both Sides of the Fence:
The Good Neighbor Authority

Good Neighbor projects are advantageous when the USFS or BLM have a potential project, but access on system roads is either very poor or non-existent. In this instance, if the adjacent private landowners are also willing to do forest management work, the federal land manager can ask the CSFS to facilitate a Good Neighbor, cross-boundary project.

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Find a CSFS District Office


ATFS Talks Markets on Capitol Hill

As your voice in Washington, D.C., the American Tree Farm System knows how important strong forest products markets are for family forest owners across the country. With the current depression-era downturn in forest markets, many family forest owners can't afford to implement the forest management practices they need to keep their forests healthy and productive.



Got a question about your woods?

You can find the answers to many of your questions on our website, www.treefarmer.com, but that's a big place. If you get lost, write us and we'll help you find the answers.

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.

Send your questions to stumpmaker@gmail.com

Join Us if you would like to go on our tours, question our experts, or share information on forest ecology and forest management with our members


Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2012 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.