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.

Emerald Ash Borer: What Colorado Communities Need to Know

A recognizable sign of EAB infestation is D-shaped exit holes on the bark of ash trees. Photo: J. Spokowsky, Indiana Department of Natural Resources
A recognizable sign of EAB infestation is D-shaped exit holes on the bark of ash trees. Photo: J. Spokowsky, Indiana Department of Natural Resources

With the highly destructive emerald ash borer (EAB) now confirmed in Colorado, many homeowners have questions about their ash trees and the risks presented by the invasive tree insect. Late last year EAB was detected in the City of Boulder.

The insect is already responsible for the death or decline of tens of millions of ash trees in more than 20 states. It poses a serious threat to many of Colorado's urban forests, where ash species comprise an estimated 15-20 percent of all trees. Read more

CSFS Accepting Proposals to Protect Private Forestlands

Ben Delatour Scout Ranch, Larimer County, Colorado.
Ben Delatour Scout Ranch, Larimer County, Colorado.

The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting Forest Legacy Program proposals from Colorado landowners.

The program authorizes the USDA Forest Service or the CSFS to purchase permanent conservation easements on private forestlands to protect environmentally important areas and prevent those lands from being converted to non-forest uses. Read more