FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Some stands of aspen and cottonwood trees across northern Colorado and along the Front Range won’t be their most picturesque this fall, due to leaf spot diseases that benefitted from an unusually wet spring and early summer.
Yearly Archives: 2015
LA JUNTA, Colo. – Elm trees in southeast Colorado are having a bad year. On the heels of years of drought, which already had reduced overall tree health, they are suffering from a one-two punch of a dramatic temperature decline last November, damaging trees that had not yet gone dormant.
FLORISSANT, Colo. – The 14th Annual Fire Ecology Institute for Educators, a weeklong forestry and wildfire workshop offered by the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and Project Learning Tree (PLT), brought educators from around the state to the Nature Place in Florissant, Colo., earlier this month.
BOULDER, Colo. – This week, the Colorado State Forest Service is partnering with Boulder County and the City of Boulder to place more than 65 traps targeting the tree-killing emerald ash borer (EAB).
BOULDER, Colo. – Douglas-fir trees located in pocket areas along the Front Range, including Boulder, Douglas and Jefferson counties, are currently experiencing defoliation from the Douglas-fir tussock moth.
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Adapted to thrive on Colorado’s Eastern Plains, in mountain valleys and along riparian areas throughout the state, cottonwoods represent the largest native broadleaf trees in the state, and the most pervasive deciduous trees found at lower elevations.
BOULDER, Colo. – Over the next six weeks, more than a thousand stingless, parasitic wasps that target emerald ash borer (EAB) – a destructive, non-native tree pest that poses a serious threat to Colorado’s urban forests – will be released in Boulder to help control the borer’s spread.
LITTLETON, Colo. – A Littleton community near Deer Creek Canyon Park has earned Firewise Communities/USA® recognition from the National Fire Protection Association for its efforts to reduce the vulnerability of homes and landscapes to wildfire.
BROOMFIELD, Colo. – This week, residents of several Front Range communities will notice trees in high-traffic public parks or along street rights-of-way encircled with wide bands of green or yellow ribbon that warn of an invasive tree pest.
FRANKTOWN, Colo. – A pine sawfly outbreak in Elbert County that received significant media attention in 2014 is predicted to again result in heavy needle loss in some local pine stands this summer, based on a report released today by the Colorado State Forest Service.