Our trees are our one of our greatest assets here in Castle Pines Village. Through the work of the Castle Pines Village Homes Association and the Forest Stewardship Committee, there are plans and actions in place to help us preserve and maintain a strong healthy forest. Appropriate forest stewardship measures will encourage growth of a healthy forest that will better withstand threats from fire and disease.
At an altitude of 6200 feet in a semi-arid climate, forests are susceptible to disease, fire, noxious weeds, parasitic plants, and insect infestation.
If you suspect your trees are diseased, it is recommended you contact a tree specialist or someone from the Forest Stewardship Committee to advise you on how to proceed with treatment. It is every homeowner’s responsibility to maintain healthy trees on their property. If a tree on your property is dead, it increases fire danger. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to remove the dead tree as soon as possible.
Most of us were first attracted to Castle Pines because of its beautiful pine forests and natural environment. As homeowners we need to be careful stewards of this natural wonder.
Forest Stewardship Additional Resources:
Douglas County Information
South Metro Fire Rescue Authority
Colorado State University Extension Service
Colorado Department of Agriculture’s noxious weed management program
Center for Invasive Plant Management