La Junta District

Community Forestry

Workshop Presentations

2014 Colorado Master Volunteer Forest Steward Course

Week 1
Week 2
Weeks 3 & 4
Week 5

2012 Eastern Colorado Community Forestry Conference

2011 Trees, Turf & Concrete Workshop

Choosing Trees in SE Colorado

Use this guide to determine which deciduous, evergreen and shrub tree species work best in SE Colorado based on desired size and the species you wish to avoid.

Arboriculture

La Junta District/CSFS Arboriculture Documents

Arboriculture Publications and Links

Tree Selection
Planting
Pruning
Mulching
Watering
Fertilizing

SE Colorado Champion Trees

  • Colorado Tree Coalition: 2014 State Champion Trees by County
  • American Sycamore, Rocky Ford
  • Elm, English: Rocky Ford, La Junta
  • Elm, Lacebark: Rocky Ford
  • Mulberry, Weeping White: Rocky Ford
  • Juniper, One-seed: USDA Forest Service, Comanche National Grassland
  • Juniper, Rocky Mountain: USDA Forest Service, Comanche National Grassland
  • Netleaf Hackberry, Kim
  • Osage-orange, La Junta
  • Persimmon, Common: Rocky Ford
  • Soapberry, Western (Wild China): Baca County

Street Tree Inventories for SE Colorado Communities

SE Colorado Tree Boards

Tree Boards play a critical role in the management of our community forests. Cities and towns are responsible for trees that require management by those people knowledgeable in tree care who also have an understanding of the important roles that trees fill in our communities. Volunteering as a tree board member can be exciting and rewarding! If you would like to volunteer for a tree board in Southeastern Colorado, or would like to begin the process of establishing a tree board within your community, please contact the La Junta District, Colorado State Forest Service at (719) 383-5780.

Tree Boards in Southeast Colorado (2012)

  • Campo
  • Eads
  • Holly
  • La Junta
  • Lamar
  • Olney Springs
  • Ordway
  • Rocky Ford
  • Springfield
  • Swink

Tree Board Information and Links

Other Community Forestry Links

Tree City USA Towns in SE Colorado

“The Tree City USA program, sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of towns and cities that more than 93 million Americans call home.”
– National Arbor Day Foundation

Tree City USA Communities in SE Colorado (2013)

City/Town
Years as a
Tree City USA
Campo
10
Eads
20
La Junta
33
Lamar
23
Olney Springs
9
Ordway
11
Rocky Ford
22
Springfield
23
Swink
16

Tree City USA Information and Links

Community Forestry Assistance