Prep Trees in Fall for the Winter Ahead

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Trees in urban and community settings throughout Colorado are going dormant, and they require care before and during the winter to remain in top health. Homeowners can take measures now and through spring to help their trees through the oncoming harsh conditions, says Vince Urbina, community forestry program manager for the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS).

Dying, Off-Color Pine Needles Normal in Autumn

Fall Needle Drop in Ponderosa Pine

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Although thousands of evergreen trees in Colorado’s high country, foothills and communities are beginning to display dying yellow or brown needles, most are simply going through a natural shedding process – they are not being damaged by bark beetles or any specific tree insect or disease.

Take Care Dealing with Storm-Damaged Trees

Storm-damaged tree in Alamosa, Colo.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – This week, the cold front that brought high winds and wet, heavy snow to much of Colorado may have damaged trees. Coloradans who are dealing with broken tree limbs after the late-summer snowstorm may be considering actions to protect and repair them.

Colorado State Forest Service Launches County-by-County Wildfire Risk Index

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – With more than 200,000 acres of forests burned across the state over the past two months as a result of wildland fires, wildfire mitigation, insurance and REALTOR® professionals continue to push for residents to evaluate and take action to help prevent the potentially devastating impact of fires to property, structures and lives.

Agreement Establishes Shared Vision for Forestry Efforts Across Boulder County

A forest scene from Boulder County

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – On Aug. 13, federal, state and local governments joined with non-profit entities in Boulder County to establish a shared vision for reducing the risk of wildfire to its residences, recreation areas and natural resources through closely coordinated forest management across all lands.