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. Tree Farmer Alert

Sunday, December 12, 2011

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Colorado Tree Farmers are a network of land- owners that share forestry resources.

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Stem the Loss

"Family forest owners know that the threats to their land are real and growing every day. Owning a piece of America’s natural heritage means they face massive pressure to sell or parcel out tracts. They struggle to stave off pests and pathogens, worry about drought and catastrophic fire. Crunch the numbers to see if what the market will bear for sustainably harvested wood will mean paying the bills or not. The trees they plant today will likely be harvested by the next generation, or the one after that. And, for many forest owners, the nagging question, “Will the next generation step up and be here?” never goes away."

Read Stem the Loss


Insect and Disease Quarterly

Read the latest edition of this excellent newsletter by Sky Stephens, Colorado State forest Service Entomologist.

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Field Guide to Insects and Diseases

If you are a forest landowner you should know and understand the threats to the health and sustainablility of your forest. The USFS has published a guide to the major diseases and insects threatening Forests in the Rocky Mounatin region.

Take a look and let us know if you have any questions.

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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 find the answer for you. We're your neighbors just down .the road, behind the green and white Tree Farm signs and we care about what's happening to 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 2011 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.