Forest Health Evaluation

Dwarf mistletoe infestation in a ponderosa pine.

Our Colorado forests are under threat. Decades of past-century grazing and logging (as well as more current restrictions on logging), fire suppression and rising temperatures have resulted in a landscape of sickly, crowded and vulnerable stands of trees. These trees can easily fall victim to disease and insect attacks, including dwarf mistletoe, mountain pine beetle or spruce budworm,  if no action is taken to improve forest health and nip infections and infestations in the bud.

How Fireweed can help

I can help assess the health of your trees, identify insect or disease issues, and advise on measures that should be taken to avoid damage or tree loss and improve overall forest health. Addressing potential problems early on with an action or forest stewardship plan will save you time and resources, and result in a more resilient and attractive landscape around your home.

Learn more about how Fireweed can help with forest health issues.

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Forest health guide
Forest stewardship plan outline
Slash disposal options

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Forest Health Resources

Resource documents are listed alphabetically from A to Z

Forest Health Guide
What you need to know to keep your forest healthy
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Forest Stewardship Plan Outline
An outline of the main components of a Forest Stewardship Plan designed to address forest health issues and wildfire resilience on a client property along Colorado's Front Range
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Got forest health issues? Getting help from Fireweed ES
Got forest health issues? What to expect if you seek help from Fireweed Ecological Services LLC - from first contact to finding the right long-term solution.
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Slash Disposal
In creating defensible space around your home to reduce wildfire risk, you will likely end up with wood and debris that you need to get rid of. Letting it sit on your property is not solving your fire hazard - it’s still fuel but just in a different form. What do you do with it? Here are some helpful resources.
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Service Area

Fireweed’s service area encompasses the Colorado mountain communities of western Jefferson County together with adjoining areas of eastern Clear Creek and Park Counties. Regions further afield may also be considered on a case-by-case basis.