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Recommended Reading for National Book Month

The National Book Foundation first declared October as National Book Month in 2003, so last October we asked CSFS staff to share some of their favorite books about trees, forests and ecology. Then we put together this tree-mendous reading list for you.

line of four dump trucks filled with slash in front of a mountain top covered in pine trees

Fueling CSU’s Homecoming Bonfire

Foresters, CSU students and heavy machinery operators make the trek up to Borden Memorial Forest each year to load up slash and haul it to the CSU campus for the annual Homecoming Bonfire.

side by side images of a ponderosa pine trunk and a close up of pitch tubes in the trunk that indicate infestation by mountain pine beetle

Landowners Urged to Inspect Trees for Mountain Pine Beetle

October is an ideal time for landowners to check pine trees, specifically lodgepole, ponderosa and limber, on their property for the presence of mountain pine beetle (MPB).

Ponderosa pine fall needle drop

Fading, Off-Color Pine Needles Normal in Autumn

Colorado evergreens shed their older, interior needles as part of an annual growth cycle. Needles on the lower portions of the crown or closest to the trunk are most commonly shed, but trees stressed due to drought or root damage may shed more needles to keep the tree in balance with its root system.

mixed forest on a slope wiht a tall mountain in the background.

Partners Come Together to Prevent Wildfire and Improve Forest Health in Teller County

The Woodland Park Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service received a $1 million Landscape Resilience Investment grant through the Colorado Department of Natural Resources Colorado Strategic Wildfire Action Program (COSWAP) that will fund essential forest management activities near the North Catamount reservoir.

Recommended Reading for National Book Month

cloudy sky over mountainscape with brightly colored aspen trees covering teh mountainside

The National Book Foundation first declared October as National Book Month in 2003, so last October we asked CSFS staff to share some of their favorite books about trees, forests and ecology. Then we put together this tree-mendous reading list for you.

More about Recommended Reading for National Book Month

Fueling CSU’s Homecoming Bonfire

line of four dump trucks filled with slash in front of a mountain top covered in pine trees

Foresters, CSU students and heavy machinery operators make the trek up to Borden Memorial Forest each year to load up slash and haul it to the CSU campus for the annual Homecoming Bonfire.

More about Fueling CSU’s Homecoming Bonfire

Landowners Urged to Inspect Trees for Mountain Pine Beetle

side by side images of a ponderosa pine trunk and a close up of pitch tubes in the trunk that indicate infestation by mountain pine beetle

October is an ideal time for landowners to check pine trees, specifically lodgepole, ponderosa and limber, on their property for the presence of mountain pine beetle (MPB).

More about Landowners Urged to Inspect Trees for Mountain Pine Beetle

Fading, Off-Color Pine Needles Normal in Autumn

Ponderosa pine fall needle drop

Colorado evergreens shed their older, interior needles as part of an annual growth cycle. Needles on the lower portions of the crown or closest to the trunk are most commonly shed, but trees stressed due to drought or root damage may shed more needles to keep the tree in balance with its root system.

More about Fading, Off-Color Pine Needles Normal in Autumn

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cloudy sky over mountainscape with brightly colored aspen trees covering teh mountainside

Recommended Reading for National Book Month

The National Book Foundation first declared October as National Book Month in 2003, so last October we asked CSFS staff to share some of their favorite books about trees, forests and ecology. Then we put together this tree-mendous reading list for you.

line of four dump trucks filled with slash in front of a mountain top covered in pine trees

Fueling CSU’s Homecoming Bonfire

Foresters, CSU students and heavy machinery operators make the trek up to Borden Memorial Forest each year to load up slash and haul it to the CSU campus for the annual Homecoming Bonfire.

side by side images of a ponderosa pine trunk and a close up of pitch tubes in the trunk that indicate infestation by mountain pine beetle

Landowners Urged to Inspect Trees for Mountain Pine Beetle

October is an ideal time for landowners to check pine trees, specifically lodgepole, ponderosa and limber, on their property for the presence of mountain pine beetle (MPB).

Ponderosa pine fall needle drop

Fading, Off-Color Pine Needles Normal in Autumn

Colorado evergreens shed their older, interior needles as part of an annual growth cycle. Needles on the lower portions of the crown or closest to the trunk are most commonly shed, but trees stressed due to drought or root damage may shed more needles to keep the tree in balance with its root system.

mixed forest on a slope wiht a tall mountain in the background.

Partners Come Together to Prevent Wildfire and Improve Forest Health in Teller County

The Woodland Park Field Office of the Colorado State Forest Service received a $1 million Landscape Resilience Investment grant through the Colorado Department of Natural Resources Colorado Strategic Wildfire Action Program (COSWAP) that will fund essential forest management activities near the North Catamount reservoir.

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