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Fall Colors Could Be Dulled By FungusThis year's drive through the mountains to view the fall colors could be less vibrant this year thanks to a fungus that is growing on most of the leaves.
Fungal Disease To Dull Some Colorado Fall Foliage This YearForestry experts say trees in parts of Colorado won't be as vivid this fall as the leaves change due to two fungal leaf diseases.
Pine Sawfly Expected To Cause Heavy Damage To Ponderosa Pines In Elbert CountyA pine sawfly outbreak is projected to once a again wreak havoc on ponderosa pines in Elbert County this year.
Wildfire Readiness: 'The Best Defense Is A Good Offense'The Colorado State Forest Service is reminding landowners that there's no better time than now to prepare homes for wildfire with Colorado's snowpack at 65 percent of average.
Evidence Of Last November's Freeze Found In Damaged EvergreensThe Front Range is a week into spring and trees are starting to sprout new leaves, but some of them are still feeling the effects of an early winter. And with wildfire season around the corner, it could create problems.
State Says Ash Tree-Killing Insect Still Limited To BoulderThe Colorado State Forest Service says an insect that kills ash trees hasn't spread outside the city of Boulder, but a disease that attacks black walnut trees is advancing.
Pine Sawfly Outbreak Reported South Of DenverThe Colorado State Forest Service says the pine sawfly, a native insect that defoliates ponderosa pines, has reached "epidemic" levels south of Denver.
Colorado Officials Advise More Fire CompensationFive more victims of a deadly 2012 wildfire sparked by what was supposed to have been a controlled burn should get more than $1 million in compensation, the Colorado State Claims Board says.
Survey: Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation SlowsA new survey of Colorado forests indicates that the mountain pine beetle epidemic has slowed dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak continues to spread.
Colorado State Forest Service Names New DirectorThe Colorado State Forest Service has a new director.
Aerial Survey Shows Beetle Infestation SpreadingAn annual aerial survey of forest health in Colorado shows the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak is expanding.
Colorado Giving $1.3M For Wildfire RecoveryColorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is providing $1.3 million for recovery in the Lower North Fork Fire burn area.
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