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. Tree Farmer Alert

Monday, November 2, 2015
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What's in your Woods?

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Fall Tree Farm Meeting

Larimer County Tree Farmers will have a local meeting this Saturday, November 7 from 9 am to 11 am at the NEW CSFS Nursery.

Everyone welcome!
Bring a friend!

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New Colorado State Forest Service Nursery

The Colorado State Forest Service Nursery is located on the Foothills Campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.  At the CSFS Nursery, we take pride in being able to offer landowners with low-cost, adaptable, native species that are grown in our own backyard. 

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Needs Wood Now!

Reindeer Ranch has a facility in Greeley where they make their products - apparently they had a fire there several weeks ago and amongst their losses was their entire wood supply that they had laid up to cover the next several months of work/orders.  They need wood NOW! (and they said that they take wood throughout the year) 

They have a new deal with Home Depot, so they are thinking to further grow and expand their operation in the future -possibly with another facility in south-central Colorado. 

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Needs a logging winch!

Have a need to do some uphill yarding, mostly within 150ft of an old wagon road.
Have a 68 hp, 6000lb tractor.
Want to rent or buy used a 3 pt pto winch. - farmi logging winch
Willing to consider equipment with operator. i.e. JD440 cable skidder.

Joe Turner


Cone collecting helping preserve at-risk trees in Colo.

contributed by
Maya Rodriguez

It's all part of an effort by the U.S. Forest Service to protect Engelmann Spruce Trees, which are now under siege in Colorado from the spruce beetle. Part of the San Isabel National Forest is on the leading edge of the spruce beetle outbreak and foresters said that outbreak is heading north within Colorado.

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The world’s 3 trillion trees, mapped

contributed by
Kathy Westra
Week in Trees

This research provides nothing less than an entirely different way of looking at the world — in terms of what you might call “tree wealth” or “tree resources.” After all, having lots of trees in a country provides a huge host of benefits — trees are both a natural resource and an asset to humans. Theyfilter water, combat air pollution, sequester huge amounts of carbon that would otherwise reside in the atmosphere, and even, it appears, contribute tohuman psychological and health benefits. Indeed, large parts of the world population depend on forests for food.

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Many people prefer tp get information in a visual rather than a textual or audio format. We want to provide the information you need in the format that is most useful to you, so we have created the Colorado Tree Farmers YouTube channel

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