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Colorado Springs New Tree Project

The City of Colorado Springs New Tree Project

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The City of Colorado Springs has just announced a new goal to plant 18,071 new trees within the next two years. This project is being done in celebration of the city’s 150th anniversary.

The Colorado Springs History of Tree Planting

Colorado Springs was first officially established on July 31st, 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer. At that time, the Colorado Springs region was all plains and there were very few trees. General Palmer wanted to plan a city with an aesthetic environment. 10,000 trees were brought in and planted around the city to accomplish this goal. Read More

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Growing in Groups; Colorado’s Amazing Aspen Trees

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What is the most massive living organism on planet earth? The answer is actually not a blue whale. Or the great barrier reef.

The Humongous Fungus in Malheur National Forest in Oregon takes the record for the largest organism by an expanse of acreage, but there is still one more organism that is even larger by mass.

The answer is the Pando Aspen Grove located on the Colorado Plateau in Southern Utah. The Pando Aspen Grove is the world’s most massive living organism and is estimated to be around 80,000 years old.

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Colorado Bark Beetle Prevention

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Colorado Bark Beetle – Why do they kill trees and what can be done to prevent it?

When you drive up to Summit, Grand, and Park counties in the Colorado mountains, there are entire forests of evergreen trees that have died out. The acreage of the dead forests may sometimes even rival that of a forest fire. The trees remain standing, but the needles are rust-colored and starting to drop. This forest damage is the work of one very small culprit – the bark beetle. Read More