Colorado State Forest Service

The mission of the Colorado State Forest Service is to achieve stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations.

Colorado Educators Invited to Apply for Free Seedling Trees

A father and his son plant trees in the High Park Fire burn area during a volunteer event.
A father and his son plant trees in the High Park Fire burn area during a volunteer event.

GOLDEN, Colo. – The Colorado State Forest Service is accepting applications from all Project Learning Tree-trained educators to receive free seedling trees from its Fort Collins nursery. Interested teachers may request seedlings for planting projects on public or private land, or as awards to students for events and contests.

The purpose of the Free Seedlings for Teachers Program is to encourage Colorado teachers to utilize PLT activities while promoting student involvement in tree planting and forest health projects. Read more

Emerald Ash Borer Detection Efforts Continue Over Winter

Branch sampling reveals an overwintering EAB larva that would have emerged as an adult insect in the spring.
Branch sampling reveals an overwintering EAB larva that would have emerged as an adult insect in the spring.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Although the tree-killing emerald ash borer (EAB) remains dormant over the winter months, the interagency team working to manage the pest in Colorado is not.

The Colorado EAB Response Team – comprised of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado State University Extension and other partners – is assisting Front Range communities in their efforts to detect the presence of EAB. Read more