The Larimer County wood collection yard in Stove Prairie may or may not reopen this year due to the High Park fire. If the site does reopen no burnt wood will be accepted. Check back to this page for updates or contact me at 498-5765 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Forest near Horsetooth Mountain Park
The Larimer County Forestry Program is dedicated to serving the citizens of Larimer County and assisting with questions and concerns of vegetation, primarily woody plant material or related issues on their properties and on county lands including rights of ways. Larimer County has a diverse landscape and the issues of the property owners of Larimer County are as diverse. It is our intent to respond to all questions in a timely manner, which may be a site visit, a telephone call or directing one to the person or agency which will provide the best information to the question.
At the present time and for the next unknown number of years the citizens of Larimer County will be dealing with an epidemic and the aftermath of the mountain pine beetle (MPB), a native bark beetle of western North America. Currently there are 587,000 acres affected by MPB in Larimer County, this is up from 510,000 acres in 2010. A current study shows that red needles of the lodgepole pine tree burns 3 times faster then that of health green needled trees. The battle is not over after the beetle moves on; sanitation will be the next step to ensure a safe and health forest. Due to what is believed to have been a wind event during the 2008 MPB flight the beetle is affection pines in the urban corridor of the Front Range and further east. For more information and links go to MPB.
Increased spread of mountain pine beetle from 2010-2011
The Northern Front Range Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group or NFRMPBWG, is a partnership between a number of government agencies working together and across agency bounties to address the MPB problem. The group has developed a web site, held several educational meetings for the public and has put together several educational publications for the public. Much beneficial information can be obtained from this web site including the most resent publication the "Landowner Guide to Living with Bark Beetle".
Another pest of concern is the thousand canker disease (TCD). TCD affect black walnut, and is a result of an attack of the walnut twig beetle and associated fungus. TCD has killed most of the black walnut trees in the Colorado Springs and the Boulder areas. Thousand canker disease was detected in southern Larimer County in 2009. At the present time there is no preventive or therapeutic treatment for TCD.
Larimer County Forester
2649 E. Mulberry St, Suite 6
Fort Collins, CO 80524
PO Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80522
(970) 498-5776 Fax
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
For information on tree problems within Fort Collins city limits, call the City of Ft. Collins Forester at 221-6660.
For information on wood or tree cutting permits, call the U.S. Forest Service at 295-6700.
Information on the Firewood Collection Program.
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