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What is Happening to Colorado’s Ash Trees?

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Ash trees are common in the residential areas of Colorado Springs. Ash trees are a deciduous tree with beautiful full canopies and leaves that can turn vibrant colors in the fall. Ash trees are easily identified by their bark which is textured with a diamond-shaped pattern that almost resembles the pattern of a chain-link fence. They have opposing branches with compound leaves that contain 5 to 9 smaller leaflets.

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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