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. Tree Farmer Alert

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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A Life-changing Bite  

written by Ardella Hawks, Woodland owner

After an encounter with a rattlesnake last week.  I felt compelled to send what I wrote  8 years ago,. because every year my thoughts  go back to this experience.  I love this  community, and my hope is everyone will have a better awareness for rattlesnakes.

Rattlesnakes have been moving to higher altitudes for some years now. Tree Farmers who may never have seen one now need to be alert. Here's why.

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The Feds Are Fighting Forest Fires Wrong

Contributed by
Bruce Benninghoff
Colorado Forestry Association

"Take the Schultz Fire, a June 2010 scorcher that burned 15,000 acres outside Flagstaff. It cost $60 million to put out, but flood damage, lost property value, habitat loss, cleanup, and other post-fire costs more than doubled the bill to $146 million. That difference is largely carried by local agencies and residents. Spend that same $60 million on prevention, Vosick argues, and the other costs likely could have been avoided."

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Lessons of the Hayman Fire

contributed by
Chris Dahl, SAF, USFS

This is a study of the 2002 Hayman fire that may give us a preview of how plant and animal species will react after more recent fires in Ponderosa forests particularly along the Front Range.

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SAF-CSFS-Tree Farm Collaboration

Videos of the presentations made at the recent SAF-CSFS-Tree Farm Collaboration Meet are now available on our YouTube channel:



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