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2012 Colorado Tree Farmers of the Year!

Dear Tree Farmers and Forest Ag Participants,

You are cordially invited to a tour, picnic and awards ceremony for the 2012 Colorado Tree Farmers of the Year, Jim and Vicki Norton, at their Tree Farm in Evergreen on September 15th, 2012.  We will also be honoring John Davis as the 2012 Colorado Logger of the Year as well.

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West Range Reclamation

We are interested in any post-fire rehab projects, salvage logging opportunities, etc. We are constructing mills in Laramie and at Eaton.

Frank "Chuck" Dennis, CF 2607

West Range Reclamation  and
Forest Restoration Solutions
4399 Mt. Princeton Street
Brighton, Colorado 80601

Home & Office: (303) 659-4381

Cell Phone: (720) 202-9490


Question from Last Alert:

   Does anyone know what to do with the deep burn holes where the tree’s continued to burn underground? They are dangerous to man and beast and I am looking for information on how to fill them in, with what do I fill them and how do I know I got to the end of the hole so it doesn’t cave in on someone. If anyone has an answer I would love to hear it. Thank You.

Marsha L. Benjamin


In reply to Marsha B.'s question about filling in stump holes, I would pour them full of a soupy mixture of sand, dirt, and water. Perhaps partially fill them a little more each day, or perhaps fill them quite full and then vibrate the soup with a tamper of some kind to burp out air bubbles. By soupy I mean too thin to shovel; maybe the consistency of paint. I stepped into a root/stump hole on the Black Tiger fire way back when so I know what the hazard is. I was amazed that the stump burned all the way out to the tips of the roots.

Jon Bell

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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.