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. Tree Farmer Alert
  Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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

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MPB Flying

It looks like Dave Leatherman was correct about the MPBs flying earlier this year. For the past two days now I have noticed new MPB hits (and live beetles boring into trees) in stands of timber where MPB infested trees from last year have not yet been removed.
Location:  Northern Larimer County; Wyo-Colo state line East of Virginia Dale; elevation 7,000 ft.
 Veta Mitchell


San Juan Tree Farmers Host All Local Forest Landowners

San Juan Tree Farmers hosted a meeting for all forest landowners within the Durango district of the Colorado State Forest Service on July 18. Attendees received a free copy of the Colorado Tree Farmer forest management manual, discussed forest health problems, asked questions and shared information, suggestions and solutions. Topics for future meetings, tours and workshops were suggested. A second meeting will take place on August 22 to honor Florence Kroulik as the 2009 Colorado Tree Farmer of the Year.


The July 18 meeting was hosted by the Western Regional Tree Farmers of the year, Ken and Lois Carpenter who gave a tour of their property and explained how the Missionary Ridge wildfire in 2002 impacted their Tree Farm and how they reacted.



If you would like up-to-date, practical and free information on how to keep your forest healthy, please consider attending one of the summer Tree Farm events coming up.


Summer Events

Saturday, July 25th (9:00a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Larimer County Tree Farmer"s Summer Picnic and Tree Farm Tour.
(Non-tree farmers are welcome but space is limited so you must RSVP to Kathy at Colorado State Forest Service (970) 491- 8660) Read more

Saturday, August 22nd: (9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.) Forest Landowner Recognition & Educational Event @ Kroulik Tree Farm, near Bakers Bridge north of Durango in La Plata County.
Presentation of the 2009 Colorado Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Award to Kroulik Family.
Presentation of the 2009 San Juan Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Award to Ron & Windsor Chacey. CSFS Foresters will present an educational event on the topic of “How to Inventory Your Forestland”. La Plata County weed specialist Rod Cook will present on weeds. Please RSVP by contacting the Colorado State Forest Service @970 247-5250 by August 15th.
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Monday, August 24: (6:30pm) Mile High Tree Farm Meeting at the Golden District Office at 6:30 p.m.  The subject will be Slash Removal: mostly involving different techniques of slash pile burning safety and proper slash pile creation and info on the new slash collection site Bret Roller is creating on his property in Jefferson County. RSVP the CSFS Golden office at (303) 279-9757 Read more




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 2009 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.