State Capitol Holiday Tree Honors Fallen Soldiers, Their Families

DENVER – This year’s State Capitol holiday tree, themed the “Gold Star Tree of Honor,” again 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.

Local Organizations Team Up to Provide Donated Christmas Trees

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – For the fifth successive year, Fort Collins-based charity Northern Colorado Shares has teamed up with the Colorado State Forest Service to provide more than 200 fresh-cut Christmas trees for local families in need.

Volunteer Forest Stewards Learn About Trees, Wildfire Risk

BLACK FOREST, Colo. – Eighteen students from El Paso County and nearby areas along the southern Front Range recently graduated from the third-ever Colorado Master Volunteer Forest Stewards course, this year held in Black Forest.

Fall Tips to Prepare Trees for Winter

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Trees in urban and community settings in Colorado are going dormant, and they require care before winter to remain in top health. Homeowners can take measures to help their trees through the oncoming harsh conditions.

2016 Colorado Wildfires Highlight Need to Use Local Wood

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – In recognition of National Forest Products Week, we want to emphasize how a robust wood products industry spurs widespread forest management and the healthy forests and reduced wildfire risk that result from them.

Autumn Yellowing of Conifer Needles a Normal Process

COLORADO – Although thousands of evergreen trees in Colorado are beginning to display dying yellow or brown needles, most are simply going through a natural shedding process – and are not infested by bark beetles or tree disease.

Handcrafted Wood Shelter to Be Raised at Borden Memorial Forest

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – This Sunday, Sept. 4, the Colorado State Forest Service will help carpentry students raise an old-fashioned, handcrafted timber frame for a new shelter at Colorado State University’s Borden Memorial Forest west of Fort Collins.

Project Learning Tree Celebrates 40th Anniversary in Colorado

GOLDEN, Colo. – This year, Project Learning Tree® (PLT) – an award-winning program of the American Forest Foundation that applies the forest as “a window on the world” to educate environmental educators – is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Volunteers Inventory 1,230 Trees in Historic Cemetery

DENVER, Colo. – Volunteers from more than a dozen cities inventoried more than 1,200 trees in Denver’s Fairmount Cemetery during a day of service organized by the CSFS, the International Society of Arboriculture and the Colorado Tree Coalition.