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. Tree Farmer Alert

Sunday, August 22, 2010

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Preview some results of the

2010 Aerial and Ground
Forest Health Survey


Are Half Your Trees Already Dead?
Think it can't get much worse?
Think Again!

The pine beetle epidemic started in British Columbia some years before it worked its way down to Colorado. Many millions of trees have died. In the past few years British Columnbia has experienced hot, dry weather with lots of lightening strikes. Sound familiar? The result has been:

B.C. burns through $52M budget to fight forest fires

Beetles don't start fires. But beetles do produce the dead, kindling dry wood that can fuel the next wildfires allowing them to start more easily and burn faster.
What can you do about it?

Join your neighbors and work together to mitigate the damage!

  • Get the most up-to-date, practical information from professional foresters
  • Find out how your neighbors are sharing their time and resources in order to do a more effective job.
  • Meet honest, reliable forest contractors, recommended by your neighbors, who are willing to work with you to accomplish your goals.
  • Hear about special incentives and discounts

Find it all at the
Larimer County Beetle Busters

Training Session
September 25 from 8:30am - 3pm

at Ward Mountain Ranch
4985 Stove Prairie Road
Bellvue CO

It's FREE but you must register so we'll have enough training materials for everyone.

Not a resident of Larimer County?
Got beetles?
You're welcome too!

Forward this email to your neighbors.
We're all in this together!

For more information or to Register with the Colorado State Forest Service see
contact the Coloado Tree Farmers at
stumpmaker @gmail.com phone (970) 482-6912

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Landowners who attend one of our tours in 2010 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.