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. Tree Farmer Alert

Saturday, November 6,2010

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Mile High Tree Farmers
Growing Fast

The Mile High Tree Farmers in Golden have announced that they have recruited 13 new members since the beginning of the year and have 7 more perspective members that will join soon. This is a very active local organization. If you live in Clear Creek, Jefferson or northeast Park County contact Kirk Will with the Colorado State Forest Service for information on joining this group.

Kirk A. Will
Asst. District Forester CSFS-Golden District
303-279-9757 x.310


The New York Times Feels Our Pain

"While bark beetles have long been part of the natural ecosystem cycle, their current numbers are overwhelming, said Joseph Duda, forest management supervisor for the Colorado State Forest Service. The fear is if that massive number of dead trees catch alight, the fire could also scorch soils and wipe out cones responsible for future generations, he said. "

Read the article at The New York Times


Pine beetle population declining in Helena, Butte forests

Forest Service experts theorize that three circumstances may have impacted the rice-sized bugs, including the early cold snap last October.

Read the article at The Missoulian


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