Pagosa Springs Students Study Forest Health

Students from Pagosa Springs High School, under the direction of their science teacher, J.D. Kurz, conducted research on the forest health at a local landmark and recently presented the results at a public information meeting to the town council.

State Capitol Holiday Tree Honors Fallen Soldiers, Their Families

DENVER – This year’s State Capitol Holiday Tree, themed the “Gold Star Tree of Honor,” pays tribute to the more than 350 Colorado military service members lost in the global war on terror since Sept. 11, 2001, as well as their families.

Meet Colorado’s Own ‘Mr. Christmas Tree’

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Each year, the Colorado State Forest Service cuts the State Capitol Holiday Tree and smaller trees destined for the Colorado State University campus. One forester in particular plays an especially active role, from cutting the trees to personally delivering the two-and-a-half story giants to the Capitol.

Tips to Prepare Urban Trees for the Winter

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Trees in urban and community settings throughout Colorado are now going dormant, and they require care before and during the winter to remain in top health.

Agreement to Improve Forest Health Across Boundaries

GOLDEN, Colo. – The USDA Forest Service (USFS) and Colorado State Forest Service have finalized an expanded federal-state partnership that will indefinitely enable and increase management efforts on federal lands.

Forest Products Week Highlights Need for Coloradans to Use Local Wood

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Coloradans use enough wood fencing to completely enclose the state’s borders with Wyoming, Nebraska and New Mexico, and enough framing lumber in residential construction, laid end to end, to reach over halfway to the moon. Yet 90 percent of the forest products purchased are imported into the state.

Yellowing Pine Needles Normal in Autumn

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Although thousands of evergreen trees in areas of Colorado are beginning to display dying yellow or brown needles, most are simply going through a natural shedding process – and are not infested by bark beetles or tree disease.