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Alamosa Trees columns published in the Alamosa Valley Courier -- most recent first (.pdf format). I'm adding .htm versions for easier viewing on tablets.

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2017

Arbor Week Is Coming; Maintenance Is the Focus [.pdf] [.htm]: 2017 February 8

2016

Winter Trees and Shrubs [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 December 14

New Thinking About Planting Groups of Trees [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 November 16

Conifer Cones [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 November 2

Autumn Color And Dead Trees [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 September 21

Alamosa to Host Community Forestry [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 August 24

People Want Trees That Grow Fast, Are Pretty, And Grow Anywhere [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 July 27

Trees, People, & Towns [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 July 13

Pruning Workshop Lessons [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 May 4

Planting Schedule, Pruning Responsibilities, & Planning Time [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 April 20

Upcoming Tree Events & Trees in the South [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 April 06

Alamosa Has More Than 2000 Park and Street Trees [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 March 23

Trees Under Powerlines for Boyd and Diamond Parks [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 February 10

Conflicts Involving Trees and Neighbors [.pdf] [.htm]: 2016 January 13

2015

Some Trees Need to Come Down at ASU [.pdf] [.htm]: 2015 December 2

Reforestation & Afforestation:Iceland & Alamosa [.pdf] [.htm]: 2015 November 18

Select Trees to Reduce Long Term Risk [.pdf] [.htm]: 2015 October 7

If a Tree Is About to Fall, Is It a Hazard? [.pdf] [.htm]: 2015 Sept 23

Fall Is Starting – Trees And Shrubs Are Responding [.pdf] [.htm]: 2015 Sept 9

Limited Water Tree Care [.pdf] [.htm]: 2015 July 29

Checking Out the Trees in My Yard [.pdf] [.htm]: 2015 June 3

Trees to Shade People [.pdf] [.htm]: 2015 April 22

Getting New Trees to Market Is Not Easy: Part 2 [.pdf] [.htm]: 2015 March 25

Getting New Trees to Market Is Not Easy: Part 1 [.pdf] [.htm]: 2015 March 11

Alamosa Receives CTC Grant & Fruit Tree Pruning [.pdf] [.htm]: 2015 February 25

2014

What Species Is Your Chirstmas Tree [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 December 24

Possible Trees for Alamosa? [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 December 10

Tree Board Updates Recommended List [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 November 12

Need to Move a Tree? [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 October 29

Our Forests Matter: Please Participate [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 October 15

Trees Need Fall Care [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 Sept 24

Trees Need Summer Care [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 July 30

Blowing in the Wind [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 June 11

Plant Trees, Don't Butcher Them [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 April 30

It's Almost Time to Plant Trees [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 April 16

I Won't Buy an Ash this Year [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 March 5

Waterwise and Climate-wise Shrubs [.pdf] [.htm]: 2014 January 22

2013

Scientists Just Learning Why Forest Trees Die [.pdf] [.htm]: 2013 December 18

Protecting Our Environment [.pdf] [.htm]: 2013 December 4

There's Gold in Them Thar Trees [.pdf] [.htm]: 2013 October 23

Seek Shade! Think Shade! [.pdf] [.htm]: 2013 July 24

Why Do Some Tree Species Live Longer Than Others? [.pdf] [.htm]: 2013 June 26

Are Your Aspen Trees Healthy? [.pdf] [.htm]: 2013 May 15

Ornamental, Stone-fruit Trees [.pdf] [.htm]: 2013 May 1

Brown Evergreens Are Not a Pretty Sight[.pdf] [.htm]: 2013 April 3

Evergreens in Our Winter Wonderland- Part 2[.pdf] [.htm]: 2013 January 2

2012

Evergreens in Our Winter Wonderland[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 December 19

O Christmas Tree[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 December 5

Coexisting Flora and Fauna[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 November 7

Solar Access and Trees[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 October 24

Alamosa's Urban Deer Problem: Part 2[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 October 10

Alamosa's Urban Deer Problem: Part 1[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 September 12

Wildlife Habitat & Favorite Trees[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 August 29

Utility Vegetation Management[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 August 1

Lithic or Organic Mulch?[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 July 4

A Good Tree for Your Yard[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 June 6

Water a Tree until It's Happy[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 May 9

Arbor Week and Growth Award[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 April 11

57 New Trees for Alamosa[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 March 14

Xeriscaping in Alamosa: Part 2[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 February 29

Xeriscaping in Alamosa: Part 1[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 February 15

Xeriscape Is Healthy; Zeroscape Is Not![.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 February 1

Trees That Thrive in the Valley Need Cold-hardiness PLUS[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 January 18

Identify Winter Trees[.pdf] [.htm]: 2012 January 4

2011

Walking Around in My Snow Globe [pdf] [htm] : 2011 December 21

To Tree or Not to Tree, Real odr Artificial? [pdf] [htm] 2011 December 7

Tree Species Diversity in Alamosa: What and Why? [pdf] [htm] : 2011 November 23

The Right Tree in the Right Place ... at the Right Time [pdf] [htm] : 2011 November 9

Leaf litter? No, that's called autumn [pdf] [htm] : 2011 October 26

Did you know? Fun Tree Facts [pdf] [htm] : 2011 October 12

Effects of climate change on the birds and bees … and trees: Part 2 [pdf] [htm] : 2011 September 28

Effects of climate change on the birds and bees … and trees: Part 1 [pdf] [htm] : 2011 September 14

The Mystery of Tree Leaves [pdf] [htm] : 2011 August 31

Front Range Tree List Offers Tips for Alamosa Planters: Part 2 [pdf] [htm] : 2011 August 17

Front Range Tree List Offers Tips for Alamosa Planters: Part 1 [pdf] [htm] : 2011 August 3

Forest Trees and Wild Fires [pdf] [htm] : 2011 July 20

Visiting "Big Tree" Is Worth A Road Trip [pdf] [htm] : 2011 July 6

Take a Look at the Trees Around Town [pdf] [htm] : 2011 June 22

Human Ecology and Trees [pdf] [htm] : 2011 June 8

How's the Rio Grande doing in our area? [pdf] [htm] : 2011 May 25

Most Likey to Succeed: What to Look for When Buying a Tree [pdf] [htm] : 2011 May 11

Arbor Week & Tips from Pruning Workshop [pdf] [htm] : 2011 April 27

Diminishing Tree Canopy? [pdf] [htm] : 2011 April 13

Just What Is A "Native" Shrub? [pdf] [htm] : 2011 March 30

Learn to Prune: Don't Hatrack! [pdf] [htm] : 2011 March 16

Bleak Street to Undergo Transformation [pdf] [htm] : 2011 March 2

When Is a Tree a Hazard? - Part 2 [pdf] [htm] : 2011 February 16

When Is a Tree a Hazard? - Part 1 [pdf] [htm] : 2011 February 2

To Water or Not to Water [pdf] [htm] : 2011 January 19

2010

A Time for Patience [pdf] [htm]: 2010 December 08

Don’t Top Trees, Please! [pdf] [htm]: 2010 November 24

How Tall is That Tree? The Shadow knows [pdf] [htm]: 2010 November 10

Fall Color & Updated Tree List [pdf] [htm]: 2010 October 27

Elms: Love'em or Hate'em [pdf] [htm]: 2010 October 13

Evergreens: Scale and Fall/Winter Care [pdf] [htm]: 2010 September 29

Fall is Ideal for Tree Planting [pdf] [htm]: 2010 September 15

Bring a Shovel and Help Us Plant! [pdf] [htm]: 2010 September 1

Alamosa's Unique Environment [pdf] [htm]: 2010 August 18

Help keep invasive pests out of our urban forest [pdf] [htm]: 2010 July 28

Age, Playgrounds, and Squirrels Impact Cole Park [pdf] [htm]: 2010 July 14

No articles between May 5 and July 14

We Got Our Hands Dirty! [pdf] [htm]: 2010 May 5

One year! Gardening season starts [pdf] [htm] : 2010 Apr 21

Arbor Week is Coming Up [pdf] [htm]: 2010 Apr 7

A Tree's Old Age [pdf] [htm]: 2010 Mar 24

New Trees for Cole Park [pdf] [htm]: 2010 Mar 10

The Levee: Let's not stick our heads in the wet sand [pdf] [htm]: 2010 Feb 24

The Levee: Inform, listen, engage, decide -- then act [pdf] [htm]: 2010 Feb 10

Pruning: Why and When? [pdf] [htm]: 2010 Jan 27

Oh Deer! Rename Alamosa to Antlers? [pdf] [htm]: 2010 Jan 13

2009

How Trees Survive Winter and How You Can Help - Part 2: 2009 Dec 23

How Trees Survive Winter and How You Can Help - Part 1: 2009 Dec 09

Considering a Live Christmas Tree?: 2009 Nov 25

How Much is My Green Ash Worth?: 2009 Nov 11

150 Mature Park Trees -- What's the Future? Part 2 : 2009 Oct 28

150 Mature Park Trees -- What's the Future? Part 1 : 2009 Oct 14

Seeing Red? Or Yellow or Orange?: 2009 Sept 30

Fall Tree Care: More than Leaf Raking:  2009 Sept 16

We HAD a City Forester:  2009 Sept 2

Who's Responsible for that Tree?:  2009 Aug 19

Hybrids: I'm Not Talking about Cars:  2009 Aug 5

Tree Diversity:  2009 July 22

Pruning Myths:  2009 July 8

Tree Inventory & Orientation:  2009 June 24

Tree Myths:  2009 June 10

Tree Identification Workshop and Public Tree Inventory: 2009 May 27

Don't Plant Your Tree as if It Were a Tomato: 2009 May 13

The Right Tree in the Right Place: 2009 April 29

Not Just a Pretty Landscape Feature: 2009 April 15

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