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.

CSFS Provides Christmas Trees for State Capitol, CSU

2014 State Capitol Holiday Tree.
2014 State Capitol Holiday Tree.

The 2014 State Capitol Holiday Tree is themed the "Gold Star Tree of Honor" and 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.

On Dec. 4, Gov. John Hickenlooper lit the Capitol tree in a ceremony in the Capitol's North Foyer. The Colorado State Forest Service Fort Collins District provided the tree for the fourth year in a row.

Gold Star Families are the survivors of service members who have lost their lives in conflict or in support of certain military operations. Read more

Colorado State Forest Service Now Accepting Seedling Tree Applications

CSFS Nursery, Fort Collins, Colo.
CSFS Nursery, Fort Collins, Colo.

The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting applications on a first-come, first-serve basis for more than 40 varieties of low-cost seedling trees and shrubs grown at its Fort Collins nursery. Seedlings ordered now will be distributed statewide next spring.

Coloradans who are interested in conservation goals such as creating natural windbreaks, improving wildlife habitat or reforesting properties impacted by wildfire or floods are eligible to purchase the low-cost seedlings. Read more