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. Tree Farmer Alert

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Determining Postfire Tree Mortality

Jeff Witcosky
USDA Forest Service

I attached a copy of one document on fire injury and mortality from California.  I would use this document as general information rather than as something specifically for the Rocky Mountains.  Also, I copied links to other papers that you may find useful regarding fire injury and conifer mortality, both with and without bark beetles. 

Marking Guidelines for Fire-Injured Trees in California

Predicting mortality following wildfire

Best Predictors for Postfire Mortality of Ponderosa Pine



Small Acreage
Tree and Woodland
Hands-On Workshop

November 3rd

This Hands-on Workshop, held at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Amphitheater (641 Struthers Ave.) will present solutions to the challenges of growing and caring for trees in our arid environment. Learn from professionals about maintaining healthy trees, proper species selection, keeping noxious weeds in control, and proper pruning techniques in order to maintain your valuable investment.

Both beginners and experienced landowners will find value in this workshop presented by the Mesa Conservation District, Colorado State University Extension, and USDA-NRCS. Lunch before the hands-on portion of the workshop is FREE and included for all attendees!



Where There's a Mill, There's a Way

from Ryan Lockwood, CSFS

One thing the owners of Grand County’s three largest sawmills agree on is that adaptability is vital to success. Each owner has found a way to meet niche demands in the current wood products market, which means they have a heavy focus on beetle-kill wood.



Colorado Forestry Topics Group

This Google Group is a forum for members of the Colorado Forestry Association and the Colorado Tree Farmers to share, discuss & debate anything related to forestry in Colorado. Membership in the group and participation is optional. This group is restricted in order to keep discussions relevant & civil. It will not be listed in the searchable list of groups. You have to know about it in order to request to be added.



Got a question about your woods?

You can find the answers to many of your questions on our website, www.treefarmer.com, but that's a big place. If you get lost, write us and we'll help you find the answers.

We're your neighbors just down .the road, behind the green and white Tree Farm signs and we care about what's happening in our forests.

Send your questions to stumpmaker@gmail.com

Join Us if you would like to go on our tours, question our experts, or share information on forest ecology and forest management with our members


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.