The funding is aimed at helping local governments increase tree cover in underserved communities and boosting equitable access to nature
City voters have demonstrated they will support the candidate who prioritizes investment in climate action, parks and open spaces, and environmental justice.
Badly in need of new infrastructure and a new business model, the facility has begun its resurgence with a new mission — to be an “epicenter of reforestation”
Kathy Taylor’s short story “Tree of the Little Hands” describes a couple carving out a life and a family — in the shadow of a tree.
Sixty years ago, I lived just a few hundred feet from the banks of Cherry Creek, which was lined with groves of majestic cottonwood trees. And every year, as summer approached, we kids enjoyed the “snow.” It wasn’t the wet snow of winter, but that of near-summer: a profusion of cottonwood seeds, attached to “cotton” […]
If water is the essence of life, then snow is its most playful expression. Consider the wackiness of snow: It’s one of nature’s most fragile compositions, yet its heft can cause great damage. Each flake so tiny—often .05 inch—but from one comes large swaths of blizzards! And while it’s certainly wet, fresh snow is 90% […]
By Patrick Whittle, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — Droughts that cause leaves to turn brown and wither before they can reach peak color. Heat waves prompting leaves to fall before autumn even arrives. Extreme weather events like hurricanes that strip trees of their leaves altogether. For a cheery autumnal activity, leaf peeping is facing […]
At a time when the effects of climate change are felt across the country, including here in Colorado, it’s critical that we advance solutions like renewable energy and other clean technologies; invest in nature-based solutions such as trees; reduce waste, reuse items and recycle; and conserve water and other natural resources. We can all play […]
By Scott Condon, The Aspen Times ASPEN — Mike Cooperstein and Jason Konigsberg maneuvered a 6-foot long cross-cut saw with menacing teeth into position Tuesday on a hulking spruce trunk that was ripped out of the ground by an avalanche in March 2019. “It makes a ringing sound when you get a groove going,” said […]
GRAND JUNCTION — Abundant Colorado snowpack helped reduce 2019 bark beetle activity impacting trees, but the following wet spring contributed to tree defoliation, a new report said. The findings were part of an annual U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service aerial survey evaluating forest health impacts from insects and disease, The Daily Sentinel reports. […]