Fire mitigation: Fuels reduction

Fuels reduction is an essential step landowners must consider as part of their land management portfolio. In many cases, our forests of the Colorado front range are unnaturally dense due to a century of fire suppression and control. Before we moved into the forested mountain landscape, it was characterized by low-intensity periodic wildfires that kept

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Introduction to Mountain Pine Beetle

Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) is native to the American west and periodic outbreaks of the insect are regular. The outbreaks occur across all ownerships and throughout the state, firewood transported to new areas is a common method of introducing the beetle to new or otherwise isolated areas. Spreading of the mountain pine beetle on

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Hazard Trees

Hazard trees take many forms and can include obvious external signs such as decay or electrical wires tangled in fallen brush. A trained arborist is constantly looking for signs of hazards in trees and as part of a routine visit to your property a general inspection is always conducted. Tyler uses a systematic approach to

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How Does Drought Affect Trees?

Selecting trees or landscaping plants that are tolerant of low water situations is a good first step if you have the chance to plan the vegetation on your lot. For instance, pines require less water than spruce and they provide similar benefits. Putting trees in groups of similar water needs allows you to irrigate strategically

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