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Cedaredge Sick Tree Day scheduled June 23

The annual Sick Tree Day is set for Saturday, June 23. The Cedaredge Tree Board, along with Colorado State forester Vince Urbina, will visit up to 15 yards experiencing tree problems. Tree

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Cedaredge celebrates 25th Arbor Day tree planting
Cedaredge celebrates 25th Arbor Day tree planting

Cedaredge recently received recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation, being named a 2017 Tree City USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The town has been a Tree City USA for 24 consecutive years.

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VFW marks Arbor Day with planting of blue spruce
VFW marks Arbor Day with planting of blue spruce

Members of Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3571 and its Auxiliary, assisted by members of the American Legion and cadets of the local squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, celebrated Earth Day and Arbor Day by planting a blue spruce at the First Baptist Church in Delta Sunday, April 22.

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Arbor Day tree planting to honor Bill Hart

In honor of April 27 as National Arbor Day, this Friday the Paonia Tree Board will hold a tree planting at 1 p.m. at Apple Valley Park.

A sensation box elder was chosen for the occasion and will be planted in honor of Clarence "Bill" Hart, a former Paonia police officer, Army veteran and volunteer firefighter who lost his battle with cancer on April 23, 2017.

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Trees a hot topic at Paonia meeting

A tree planted at Poulos Park and an Arbor Day tree planting both provided valuable lessons and examples of community support at the March 14 Paonia town board meeting.

Discussion at the newly re-established Paonia Tree Board's most recent meeting focused on requirements of receiving "Tree City USA" designation by the national Arbor Day Foundation.

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Declining cottonwoods come down

Three tall cottonwood trees had to be removed last week from the 500 block of Main Street in Cedaredge. TLC Tree Services was contracted to remove the trees, which owner/operator Jeffrey Haswell described as "in advanced decline" with a "die-back projecting high into the crowns."

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Ring in the new year with free trees

Residents can ring in the new yar with 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2018.

By becoming a part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation, new members will receive two Sargent crabapples, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, and three white flowering dogwoods.

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Volunteers needed to reinstate tree board

Do you have a passion for trees? The Town of Paonia is looking to revive its tree board and is seeking members.

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Paonia completes tree assessment
Paonia completes tree assessment

From Cherry Days and Pickin' in the Park to the BMW Motorcycle Rally and Friday night football, Paonia Town Park is a hub of activity.

But it's the trees that make Town Park so special.

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Paonia seeks to revive tree board

Do you have a passion for trees? The Town of Paonia is looking to revive its tree board and is seeking members.

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Focus of Arbor Day is on a future with trees
Focus of Arbor Day is on a future with trees

Some communities don't observe Arbor Day. But in Cedaredge, Arbor Day is a big deal.

On April 24, the Cedaredge Tree Board observed Arbor Day with fifth grade students from Cedaredge Elementary School.

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Memorial trees planted in Orchard City park

The Friends and Flower Garden Club appreciates the generous donation of a Ukrainian maple tree and a juniper pine tree from John and Ron Romatzke of Arbor Acres Farm. These trees were planted in the Orchard City Town Park in memory of Bobbie De Leau and Zoe Weiss.

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Spruce beetle epidemic continues to expand

Spruce beetle was the most damaging forest insect pest in Colorado for the fifth consecutive year, based on a 2016 forest health aerial survey conducted by the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Rocky Mountain Region. Douglas-fir beetle populations also continued to expand, while mountain pine beetle, western spruce budworm and Douglas-fir tussock moth populations continue to decline.

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Management group forming to help fight spruce beetle

The Public Lands Partnership (PLP) is accepting nominations of individuals who represent specific stakeholder interests to serve on a collaborative Adaptive Management Group (AMG). The primary purpose of the group will be to assist the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forest in the implementation and monitoring of treatment projects designed to respond to the spruce beetle epidemic and decline of aspen stands occurring in specific priority areas on the GMUG.

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Free tree permits for fourth graders

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest is pleased to continue the fourth grade free Christmas tree program again this holiday season. Fourth graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the Every Kid in a Park ("Every Kid") initiative.

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Order seedling trees for spring

The Colorado State Forest Service is now accepting Tri-River area orders on a first-come, first-serve basis for low-cost seedling trees, shrubs and perennials grown at its Fort Collins nursery. More than 100 species/size options are available, with seedlings ordered now to be distributed next spring.

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Crews begin clearing invasive Russian olives
Crews begin clearing invasive Russian olives

About 20 AmeriCorps VISTA members are working with the Grand Junction-based Western Colorado Conservation Center over the next two weeks on a collaborative effort to clear Russian olive from the banks of the North Fork and Gunnison rivers in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.

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GMUG releases strategy to treat insect, disease-affected trees

Last week, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), and environmental document that outlines a multi-year project to treat insect and disease-affected spruce and aspen stands on 120,000 acres throughout the forests.

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