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Monday, March 4, 2014
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Our property was hit by the recent tornado or wind event that also hit Bellaire campground.  As a result we lost a lot of trees (200-400 depending on who's doing the estimating, I need to actually do a count.)  many of them large very mature Ponderosa and Doug Fir trees.  

We're looking for ways to help minimize the cost of cleanup.   I've got friends on board to help out with the hand work of moving slash around which will help a lot, but I'm looking for other ideas that will help us get this job done without having to spend an arm an a leg.


Ray F.

Advise from Jon Bell:

This is Jon Bell. You may have seen my name recently in connection with a winching spar in the Tree Farmer newsletter. Wes forwarded your request to me and I'll send along some of my thoughts.



Third round of grants available to help communities reduce wildfire risk

The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for a third round of awards under the Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant Program. This phase will provide $3.5 million to reduce the risk of wildfire in areas where human development and forested lands overlap, often called the wildland-urban interface.

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Devastating Effects of Cutting Too Many Trees 

  Look what happens  when we cut down too many trees.
  Global warming is  one thing, but see the attachment and look at what might
happen if we continue to  clear our forests!
  We have to stop cutting down trees!  This is getting serious!  You need to
write to your representatives and get something started to save the trees on
our planet.




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