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.
Local Charity to Cut, Deliver 300 Christmas Trees
CSFS Forester Greg Zausen with a lodgepole pine tree that was harvested from Pingree Park.
Gift of a Green Christmas Tree, a Fort Collins-based charity that each year provides hundreds of free Christmas trees to brighten the holiday season for families, senior citizens and others with limited resources, will focus its efforts on families impacted by the September floods.
“With the ever-present need in our communities to brighten each holiday season, we want to make sure we continue to reach out to everyone we can,” said Ryan Behm, who heads the charity. “This program is not just about the families who receive a tree. It's also about the volunteers who gain something positive from the experience.” Read more
Tree Preparation and Watering Tips for the Winter Months
Many urban trees require care before and during winter.
Urban trees along Colorado's Front Range, Eastern Plains and Western Slope are now going dormant, but they require care before and during the winter to remain in top health.
“You're doing your trees a huge favor by preparing them for cold, arid winter conditions, and making them healthier for the next growing season,” said Keith Wood, community forestry program manager for the Colorado State Forest Service. Read more