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. Tree Farmer Alert

Thursday, December 29, 2011
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The Bark Beetle Outbreak

a USDA Forest Service report

"During the last part of the 20th century, widespread treatments in lodgepole pine stands that would have created age class diversity, enhanced the vigor of remaining trees, and improved stand resiliency to drought or insect attack—such as timber harvest and thinning—lacked public acceptance. Proposals for such practices were routinely appealed and litigated, constraining the ability of the Forest Service to manage what had become large expanses of even-aged stands susceptible to a bark beetle outbreak."



Forests in Transition

Please join us Tuesday, January 10th from 11 am to 12:30 pm (MST) for a webinar on future vegetation conditions following the mountain pine beetle outbreak. This interactive discussion is part of the Future Forests Webinar Series, which serves to facilitate conversations among scientists and managers about the range of future management challenges and opportunities following the beetle outbreak.

When: Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (MST)

Who:  Forest Service resource professionals, managers, cooperators, and partners interested in post-outbreak forest recovery -- please circulate this email to anyone who might be interested!

How: Register at http://www.fs.fed.us/rmrs/events/registrations/future-forests/. Up to 5 days ahead of the webinar, you will receive an email from Megan Matonis (mmatonis@fs.fed.us) with instructions and a link to attend.


Outstandinging Service

We would like to recommend Timberline for tree spraying.
They protected our border trees this year and we were very happy with their service.
The work was done in a timely fashion, very professional, and with great service and communication.
This company really knows the tree spraying business.

We offer our highest recommendation!

Jean and Randy Hediger


I have enclosed their contact information
Ryan E. Doell
Toll free: 866-687-6811
1840 Woodmoor Drive, Suite 100
Monument, CO  80132

If you would like to show your appreciation for a job well done take a little time to tell us about it. We may give select contractors and suppliers an opportunity to avertise in our newsletter and on our website. However, we will only consider those businesses with a documented and proven record of outstanding service to our members.

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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 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, o 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.