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The President’s Stump By Bill Gherardi

Throughout the summer, your CFA Board and officers have been working diligently on de- veloping a network of like organiza- tions (strength in numbers) and de- veloping a quicker means of commu- nications for workshop notices and items of interest.

The process is time consuming but I am happy to report progress is be- ing made. Bill Carpenter, Larry Turner, and I have connected with tree farmers and forest landowners in Larimer, Boulder and Gilpin Coun- ties through workshops and tours.

Bruce Benninghoff is developing an email list of CFA members, as well as a website in Yahoo Groups to fa- cilitate membership communication.

Phil Hoefer and Charles Henry are performing the difficult task of put- ting out an interesting and timely newsletter in the absence of an edi- tor. Any volunteers out there?

I saw many of you at the Granby tour and meeting. The mountain pine beetle epidemic is a dramatic ex- ample of how unhealthy Colorado forests are, and it is a great venue for public education on the merits of continuous forest management.

My first beetle project in Grand County started in January of 2004; it has been on-going and growing since then. My records indicate from January, 2004 through July of 2007, 2,000 semi-loads of logs have been removed from Grand County.

Colorado Forestry Association Board of Directors

Executive Officers:


Ben Day Membership Committee 995 Nucla Street Aurora, CO 80011


Bill Gherardi


Charles Henry


Information Committee

1413 Ash Ft. Collins, CO 80521 billgherardi@comcast.net

PO Box 1910 Granby, CO 80446 agwest@rkymtnhi.com


Kurt Mackes 1518 Freedom Lane Ft. Collins, CO 80526 kmackes@cnr.colostate.edu


Bruce Benninghoff Webmaster 7109 W Frost Dr. Littleton, CO 80123 bruceskis@comcast.net


Rus Slade 11800 W. 49th St, #234 Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 r3sla@aol.com


1065 W 112th Ave Apt. B Northglenn, CO 80234

Interface Forestry Committee 603 Atwood Court Ft. Collins, CO 80525 pjhoefer@aol.com

Bill Carpenter

Vice President PO Box 443 Pinecliffe, CO 80471 isbrcwings@aol.com


Ed Olmsted Treasurer


Philip Hoefer Past President


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Using round numbers, 1 truck load of logs =80 trees = 5,000 board feet. Thus, 2000 loads = 160,000 trees = 10 million board feet.

I know there are many other log- gers, tree trimmers, sawmills, multi- products yards and large landowners with their own crews who have been equally busy during this time frame.

It is quite evident by driving down any county road in Grand County we all have not made a dent in the mountain pine beetle population!

Irving “Larry” Turner 3945 Douglas Mt. Drive Golden, CO 80403 ilturner@mindspring.com


Mike Eckhoff


2828 Silverplume Dr. Apt I-2 Ft. Collins, CO 80526 mike.eckhoff@colostate.edu

Address Changes:

Call: Email:

970-887-1228 or agwest@rkymtnhi.com

Colorado Forestry Assn. Is the State Affiliate of the National Woodland Owners Assn. “Working Together in 32 States” 1-800-GRN-TREE

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