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Sunday, September 2, 2018
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An SAF event that is open to
Colorado Tree Farmers

contribute by
Adam Moore
Supervisory Forester, Alamosa Field Office 
Colorado State Forest Service

 This is the first announcement of our September field trip happening next month: 
What:  SAF Mile High Chapter Field Trip
When:  September 12, 2018
Where:   Elbert County, CO 

Attached are the announcement details, put together by our own Bill Williams, for more specific information. We wish to extend this invitation to the greater body of members in CO/WY SAF just in case anyone's in the area or would like to come along from neighboring chapters... Hope to see you there!

 - Ryan Graham
Mile High Chapter Chair

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Family Forests Are the Ties That Bind the Landscape

contributed by
Scott Golden
Boulder County Forestry and Fire Specialist

Family forests have an enormous capacity to provide ecosystem services such as clean air and water, timber and nontimber forest products, wildlife habitat, and scenic beauty and recreation — benefits that stretch far beyond property lines.

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Wild & Scenic Poudre River Celebration

contributed by
Weston Toll
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed


CPRW, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, the US Forest Service and the Mishawaka are partnering to celebrate the Poudre River (Colorado's only Wild and Scenic River) and the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act on Sunday, September 16th.
The event will include volunteer opportunities in the morning and then activities will move to the Mish in the afternoon, where participants will have opportunities to learn more about the work that partner organizations are doing to keep the Poudre wild and scenic and listen to live music. Tickets include light appetizers and beer (with ID).

More information can be found here:

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This electric driverless logging truck can carry up to 16 tons of timber


contribute by
Mike burns, NWOA


Swedish self-driving truck startup Einride is out with another eye-catching prototype. Much like the company’s first autonomous offering, the new T-Log is all-electric and completely driverless, and it completely lacks a front cab for human drivers. But unlike the T-Pod, the T-Log comes equipped with off-roading capabilities and is designed for one specific purpose: hauling tons of gigantic tree logs.

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Lightning strike

contributed by
Steve Goodroad, Tree Farmer


If you ever wondered why you shouldn't stand under a tree during a lightning storm, watch the attached video and you will understand.

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Cross-laminated timber as forest-management strategy

contributed by
Craig Rawlings
Forest Business Network

The [Washington] state legislature earlier this year called on the Washington State Building Code Council (WSBCC) to adopt rules for cross-laminated timber (CLT) use when building residential and commercial buildings. The move represents ongoing efforts to bring CLT into mainstream use for residential and commercial construction, which would create commercial value for the small-diameter trees that are contributing to poor forestland health in Washington state.

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Secretary Perdue Statement on Senate Confirmation of James Hubbard

contributed by
Joe Turner, consulting forester


(Washington, D.C., August 28, 2018) - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding Senate Confirmation of James Hubbard, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment:

“I’m very excited for Jim to finally join our team here at USDA. His decades of experience, both in Colorado and across the federal government, make him uniquely qualified for this role and I’m confident that he will hit the ground running. I commend the Senate for its approval of Jim and urge Senators to take up other USDA nominees as quickly as possible.”


Using trees to measure windspeed

contributed by
Mike Hughes
Fort Collins Field Office, NE Area
Colorado State Forest Service


Here’s a chart that uses trees to measure windspeed:

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