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. Tree Farmer Alert

Sunday, August 29, 2010

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Landowners Forestry Field Training and Workshop – Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

Where: Tahosa High Adventure Boy Scout Camp, 173 County Rd 96, Ward, CO 80481 (north of Ward off of Peak to Peak Highway 72)

Who Should Attend? All private landowners who are interested in learning more about how to be good stewards of their forested land are encouraged to attend this informative training.

Workshop Objectives: The workshop will focus on how to get forestry work done on the ground and provide you with tips and techniques that will help you be a more active steward of your land. This workshop is being offered to help make backyard forestry a bit more operationally feasible by giving you the preliminary knowledge needed to work smarter, not harder, when managing your forest. We will demonstrate commonly used forestry equipment and methods that are appropriately scaled for work in your own backyard forest. Some examples of equipment that is planned to be demonstrated includes; tractors built specifically for forest management, skid steers with tree shears and grapples for tree skidding, ATVs with log arches and trailers, and log chippers to help with slash management. At each of these stations you will be able to see the mechanized equipment working in a forest setting and have time to ask questions of the equipment operators. Equipment will be demonstrated throughout the day and there will be natural resource management staff and volunteers on site to answer questions you may have about being an active steward of your forested land.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP with your name, number of people, phone number and email address to Ryan Ludlow at rludlow@bouldercounty.org or call 720-564-2641. Because of the size and scope of the workshop we request that you not bring small children or pets to this event. In addition, you may visit www.BoulderCounty.org/ForestHealth to be kept up-to-date about workshop details.


Overwhelmed by Beetles?

You are not alone!

Help is coming!

  • Meet people who have had proven success slowing the beetle and reducing the damage that can be caused by wildfire.
  • Find neighbors willing to share knowledge and resources.
  • Talk to honest, reliable contractors willing to work with you.
  • Get proven, practical and effective knowledge and guidance.

All you have to do is take the first step.
Attend our Beetle Buster training session on

September 25 from 8:30am - 3pm

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

go to:

Hear "The bark Beetle Blues" on YouTube


Please send your questions regarding any forest management related issues to stumpmaker@gmail.com We'll find an answer for you.

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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 oour tours.