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. Tree Farmer Alert
  Saturday, June 6, 2009

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

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Wood-to Energy and Biomass Utilization Short Course

August 10th - 14th & August 17th - 21st, 2009 at Snow Mountain Ranch, Winter Park, Colorado.  I am attaching the course agenda and registration information in a .pdf file format.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could distribute this information to the Tree Farmers and share with your other cooperators.

Amanda Bucknam
Research Associate
Colorado Forest Restoration Institute
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Colorado Wood Utilization and Marketing Program
Colorado State University
970.980.3055 (work cell)


Drift Resulting from Ground-based Sprays of Carbaryl to Protect Individual Trees from Bark Beetle Attack in the Western United States

Wes,  Readers of your newsletter may be interested in a recent Arizona Cooperative Extension publication (AZ1493) on spray drift from ground-based sprays of carbaryl for bark beetles.  The weblink is:

Regards,  Jeff.
Jeff Witcosky
Jeffrey J. Witcosky
Lakewood Service Center Leader
740 Simms Street
Golden, CO  80401
Voice:  (303) 236-9541
Cell:  (303) 809-9568
Fax:  (303) 236-9542
email:  jwitcosky@fs.fed.us


Wood Is New Coal as Polluters Use Carbon-Eating Trees (Update2)

By Jeremy van Loon

June 2 (Bloomberg) -- Wood is becoming a hot commodity in a new low-carbon world.

Power companies are burning more trees because the renewable fuel can be cheaper than coal and ignited without needing permits to release carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas blamed for global warming.

Vattenfall AB of Sweden, Germany’s RWE AG and American Electric Power Inc. of Ohio, the biggest coal-burner in the U.S., have switched a few plants over to wood and more are planned. So far that hasn’t driven up paper prices or strained forests, which absorb carbon dioxide in photosynthesis.
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