Category Archives: Woodland Health

Wildfire Preparedness Workshop in Castle Rock

There will be a free Wildfire Preparedness Workshop on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon at the Philip S Miller Building (100 Third Street, Castle Rock, CO 80104).  This no-cost Workshop will provide information regarding wildfire … Continue reading

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LFPD Presents: Wildfire Preparedness Workshop

There will be a free Wildfire Preparedness Workshop on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Larkspur Fire Station (9414 South Spruce Mountain Rd.). All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. The official flyer … Continue reading

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Dwarf Mistletoe

Dwarf mistletoes are small, leafless, parasitic flowering plants. Dwarf mistletoes are a common problem in Colorado forests on ponderosa and lodgepole pine. Mistletoes can spread slowly from tree to tree. Click here to learn more about the management of Dwarf … Continue reading

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FireWise Plant Materials

A defensible space is the area between a structure and an oncoming wildfire where nearby vegetation has been modified to reduce a wildfire’s intensity. Creating a defensible space around a home is one of the most important and effective steps … Continue reading

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Ips Beetle

Ips beetles are bark beetles that damage pine and spruce trees. An indication of the Ips beetle infestation could be a yellowish- or reddish-brown boring dust in bark crevices or around the base of the tree. Click here to learn … Continue reading

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