TNCC’s forest health initiative: tree tour July 28

TNCC’s forest health initiative: tree tour July 28

005 There are no serpents to protect trees in this Garden of Eden. Telluride's The New Community Coalition, however, is doing what it can.

In early May, the TNCC, in partnership with the San Miguel Basin/Colorado State University Extension and USDA Forest Service, held a workshop at Telluride's Wilkinson Public Library to introduce "See the Forest and the Trees" healthy forest initiative.

011 "See the Forest and the Trees," however, is not all talk. The ongoing hands on outdoor component of the program includes tree tours. Details of the next adventure is as follows:

    •    Date: Tuesday – July 28th, 2009@ 10:00 AM.
    •    What: Burn Canyon Tree Tour – Come see the restoration of a major forest fire and beetle impacts on our forests.
    •    Location:  Norwood, CO surrounding area
    •    Meet:  At USFS in Norwood, Norwood Ranger Station.
    •    Carpool:  Contact Colleen Trout to help with carpooling
    •    Guide: Tim Garvey, Silviculturist, USDA Forest Service
    •    Contact: Colleen Trout at TNCC to sign up at 728-1340 or or Yvette Henson CSU Extension office @ 970/327-4393 or

Western spruce budworm early larval stage Photos show 14-16 year old local youths assisting Dave Bangert, Mountain Village forester with a forest health work project, removing unhealthy aspens to allow younger aspens to grow. Students attended a tree seminar prior to their work project.  Photos show stacking wood from an aspen cut. 
Youth crew:  Nicky Jones, Jared Balkind, Sara Freidberg, Cody Leff, Annarose Leff, Connor Cesario, Seamus Croke, Slater Aplin
Southwest Conservation Crew leaders:  Samantha, Rebecca and Bethany (sorry, we  don't have last names)
Final photo is of a Spruce Budworm larva

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