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Flood-Damaged Trees Cause Additional Safety Concerns

contributed by Ryan Lockwood

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – As many communities along the Front Range and in northeast Colorado deal with the aftermath of recent flooding, one concern that should not be overlooked is the risk of trees falling due to the erosion caused by rushing water.



Colorado Forest Products Ads

The Colorado State Forest Service is excited to announce the premier of our Colorado Forest Products™ public service television announcements.  These will be airing over a three week period beginning 09/23/13 on the networks of 9News (KUSA, KTVD).  A schedule of airtimes is below.  Please take time for a sneak peak by visiting http://gannett.wistia.com/projects/uknpe1f8f5 .

Tune in to the networks of 9News during any of the following times to catch these PSAs in normal rotation from 9/23/13 – 10/13/13.  A sincere thank you to our CFP™ Members, Wendy White and our Colorado Proud™ Partners, and the creative and technical guidance from those at 9News for all of their efforts towards this project. 

Airtime Schedule:

Monday - Friday on KUSA

430-500 AM 9News

500-530 AM 9News Daybreak

530-600 AM 9News Daybreak

600-700 AM 9News @ 6AM

700-1000 AM Today Show


Monday - Friday on KTVD

700-800 AM 9News from 7-8AM

800-900 AM 9News from 8-9AM

900 AM-1200 PM Morning Rotator

1200-400 PM Afternoon Rotator


Monday-Sunday on KTVD

900-930 PM 9News @ 9


Every Sunday on KUSA (from 9/23/13 - 12/29/13)

900-1000 AM Broncos Game Day Live


College football games Saturday on KUSA (10/05/13 & 10/19/13)

530-900 PM

Broncos Game on KTVD (9/23/13)

6:25-930 PM


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New study finds charred forests increase snowmelt rate

Contributed by
Amanda Cooke - Editor, Week In Trees

(Phys.org) —When a major wildfire destroys a large forested area in the seasonal snow zone, snow tends to accumulate at a greater level in the burned area than in adjacent forests. But a new study found that the snowpack melts much quicker in these charred areas, potentially changing the seasonal runoff pattern of rivers and streams. Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-09-charred-forests-snowmelt.html#jCp



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