Colorado State Forest Service

The mission of the Colorado State Forest Service is to achieve stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations.

Colorado Receives $250,000 Grant to Promote Wood-Energy Facilities, Technologies

Under the grant, private, state and federal organizations will work together to stimulate the development of wood-energy projects in Colorado. Photo: D. Bihn
Under the grant, private, state and federal organizations will work together to stimulate the development of wood-energy projects in Colorado. Photo: D. Bihn

This week, the USDA announced that Colorado is the recipient of a quarter-million-dollar grant to promote the development of wood-to-energy projects in the state.

The grant will help foresters and researchers address forest health and wildfire concerns by accelerating the establishment of wood-energy facilities and technologies that use woody biomass. Read more

Tips for Watering Trees During Drought

Adequately watering your trees is the best way to ensure optimum growth and vigor during the summer months. Photo: Colorado Tree Coalition
Adequately watering your trees is the best way to ensure optimum growth and vigor during the summer months. Photo: Colorado Tree Coalition

Despite heavy rains over parts of Colorado in recent months, persistent drought conditions have parched the soil over much of the state, stressing even irrigated lawns and urban landscape trees.

During these periods of drought, homeowners should consider supplemental watering to keep their trees healthy. Read more