Collecting Season in Colorado

mrchips1952

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Collecting or as the Forest Service calls it, Transplanting will begin in the Colorado high country April 15 until May 31st. Dig permits are $10.00 each tree with a maximum of 10 trees. This allows collectors to dig trees in National Forests which would be suitable for bonsai. I have not been before but our local club is organizing a collecting trip for later this month and maybe also May. I asked many of the members if they had ever been disappointed on their collecting trips and they all said ....NEVER. They seem to know all the prime spots ao I hope to bring back a load of trees this year. Dave / Colorado Springs :cool:
 

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Go Get 'Em!!! Send photos! Remember to bring bear repellent and some lunch...I forgot last time out that way...
 

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Hmm...bragging is so unbecoming ;)

Seriously, good luck with your dig. That sounds like a lot of fun. I'd love to do this one year myself :D
 

Brian Van Fleet

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Hmm...bragging is so unbecoming ;)

Seriously, good luck with your dig. That sounds like a lot of fun. I'd love to do this one year myself :D

I wasn't really going to reply...until I noticed my number of posts and decided I better add one more for good graces...
 

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Collecting or as the Forest Service calls it, Transplanting will begin in the Colorado high country April 15 until May 31st. Dig permits are $10.00 each tree with a maximum of 10 trees. This allows collectors to dig trees in National Forests which would be suitable for bonsai. I have not been before but our local club is organizing a collecting trip for later this month and maybe also May. I asked many of the members if they had ever been disappointed on their collecting trips and they all said ....NEVER. They seem to know all the prime spots ao I hope to bring back a load of trees this year. Dave / Colorado Springs :cool:
I'm going to Colorado springs this weekend.... any advice where I should hunt?
 

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Just had record snowfall. Should be gone in the Springs by the weekend.....but ground will be a mess!!!o_O
 

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