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Pine Sawfly (credit: ColoState.EDU)

Pine Sawfly Expected To Cause Heavy Damage To Ponderosa Pines In Elbert County

A pine sawfly outbreak is projected to once a again wreak havoc on ponderosa pines in Elbert County this year.

05/14/2015

A wildfire burning near Silverthorne in May 2014 (credit: Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue)

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.

04/07/2015

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Evidence Of Last November’s Freeze Found In Damaged Evergreens

The 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.

03/30/2015

An Emerald Ash Borer Beetle (credit: James Zablotny/USDA Photo)

State Says Ash Tree-Killing Insect Still Limited To Boulder

The 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.

02/25/2015

Pine Sawfly (credit: ColoState.EDU)

Pine Sawfly Outbreak Reported South Of Denver

The Colorado State Forest Service says the pine sawfly, a native insect that defoliates ponderosa pines, has reached “epidemic” levels south of Denver.

07/31/2014

An image from Copter4 of the Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado Officials Advise More Fire Compensation

Five 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.

04/10/2014

A pine beetle (credit: CBS)

Survey: Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation Slows

A new survey of Colorado forests indicates that the mountain pine beetle epidemic has slowed dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak continues to spread.

01/31/2014

Colorado State Forest Service Names New Director

The Colorado State Forest Service has a new director.

03/24/2013

A worker clears a tree killed by pine beetles. (credit: CBS4 File)

Aerial Survey Shows Beetle Infestation Spreading

An annual aerial survey of forest health in Colorado shows the mountain pine beetle epidemic is slowing dramatically, but the spruce beetle outbreak is expanding.

02/06/2013

Lower North Fork Fire (credit: CBS)

Colorado Giving $1.3M For Wildfire Recovery

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is providing $1.3 million for recovery in the Lower North Fork Fire burn area.

10/12/2012

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