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Community Forest Program

The USDA Forest Service has authorized a grant program to provide financial assistance to local governments, Tribal governments, and qualified nonprofit entities to establish community forests that provide continuing and accessible community benefits.  The program pays up to 50% of the project costs and requires a 50% non-federal match.  Individual grant applications may not exceed $400,000.  Applications are due to the Colorado State Forester by January 13, 2017.  Go to the following website to get all the details on this grant opportunity. The Sangre de Cristo community forest in the San Luis Valley was funded last year.



The next FRUFC meeting will be held on January 19, 2017. Information on the Al Rollinger Tree Collections project will be presented. Watch for more details coming soon!


Partners 2016CTC Poster Contest

The theme of the 2017 contest is “Celebrate Trees in Our Community” for 5th graders in Colorado! The entry deadline for school winning posters will be April , 2017. Details on the program can be found here.

2017 CTC Grant Program

The 2017 grant applications are being reviewed. Thanks go out to all the applicants and to all who are helping review projects statewide. Results will be available in early February.

Tree Collections

The CTC recently launched its Tree Collections program to create a unique platform that links users to a network of diverse tree collections throughout the state, while also delivering consistent and comprehensive individual tree species information. Tree Collections is an educational tool for all seasons that can be utilized by students, curious visitors, nature lovers, and tree people alike. So whether you are just wanting to explore a local tree collection to learn more about what trees grow in Colorado’s diverse urban settings, or wanting to add your own Tree Collection to the site visit to learn more!

CTC Scholarship Program

The Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) scholarship program has undergone some recent changes. CTC provides scholarships to eligible members of the CTC to promote its mission of preserving, renewing and enhancing community forests. The Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) has a limited amount of funds to assist people with registering to attend conferences and workshops throughout the year.  Because of the limited dollars available it is required of all who request assistance to follow these guidelines:
  1. Must be an individual, family or patron CTC member in good standing. Memberships available here.
  1. Scholarship requests will be limited to a maximum of $300, and can only be applied to cover registration costs of the event.
  1. To request a scholarship submit the form on the CTC website. At a minimum the request should contain the name and location of the conference and what is hoped to be learned at the event, how it will be applied in your current position, and how it benefits the mission of the CTC.
  1. Requests will also be limited to one person per community/group/organization per workshop or conference. Many workshops and conferences now offer concurrent sessions and there is a value to sending more than one person.  However, the CTC will not be able to fund more than one person.
  1. Scholarship requests will be reviewed and approved by a majority vote of the Executive Committee of CTC.
  1. Those receiving scholarships will be required to supply an article or notes to be used in Tree Talk and/or placed on the CTC web site and/or in another electronic newsletter format so others can benefit from the workshop as well.
The board of the CTC is committed to education and is seeking additional funds so the scholarship program can be expanded and more people throughout Colorado can benefit from the various educational opportunities available.

ProGreen Expo

Don’t forget to make it to the ProGreen Expo at the Denver Convention Center from February 7-10.  A host of good speakers and topics are lined up and you might even earn some CEU’s for that arborist or pesticide certification.  CTC will have a booth and information in the Exhibit Hall.  Be sure to stop in and say Hi!

27th Annual Greeley Tree Care Workshop

Make plans to attend the premier tree care workshop in Northern Colorado!  On February 24, 2017 Greeley will once again host the Greeley Tree Care Workshop.  Watch for the agenda and registration to be out soon!

Join the Colorado Grove!

You are invited to join The Grove, an online community that brings tree and nature enthusiasts together. The Colorado Grove also features the latest news and updates and discussion groups. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for building Colorado’s green legacy. Make sure you join the Colorado group within The Grove so you can get details on the latest local activities and link to other community forestry groups within the state such as the Colorado Tree Coalition and the community forestry program of the Colorado State Forest Service. We look forward to seeing you on The Grove!

Urban Forests: What City Trees Do For Us, And What We Should Do For Them

Check out this new book release from Jill Jonnes here.


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About the Colorado Tree Coalition

The Colorado Tree Coalition is a volunteer organization whose mission is “leading statewide efforts to preserve, renew, and enhance community forests.” Learn more.

About The Colorado State Forest Service

The mission of the Colorado State Forest Service is to achieve stewardship of Colorado's diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations. Learn more.

About the Colorado Grove

Through the Colorado Grove, we share urban forestry educational resources, upcoming events and member-provided content like photos, videos and discussions. Learn more.
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