You Can Help Save Our Douglas-Fir Trees From Beetle Kill!

Spring brings many new beginnings including the life cycle of the beetles that attack our White-fir and Douglas-fir trees. The beetles are anticipated to take flight in 3-4 weeks, depending on weather.  


Volunteer to help save City trees on Friday, April 7th from 12:00 - 4:00 pm.

Although this does not work on the White-firs the City has received MCH pheromone bubble caps that protect Douglas-fir trees from beetle kill. Join us on Friday, April 7 from 12:00 - 4:00 pm to help place caps on the healthy trees.  We will start at the Ouray Community Center in the San Juan Room where volunteers will learn how to identify the trees, followed by a field trip to place the bubble caps.  Plan to be in the woods for several hours and doing some hiking.  We welcome both new volunteers and those who helped in previous years. If you have questions or would like to volunteer,

Please contact Bevin at 970-214-8541 for further information.