The Larimer County Weed Control District and the Larimer County Forestry Program located at 2649 East Mulberry, # 6, at the southwest corner of Summitview and Mulberry, in Fort Collins, will begin summer hours on March 25. The office will be open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Services include recommendations on weed management and range and pasture restoration, herbicide sprayer rentals, herbicide sales, informational brochures, and weed identification. Forestry services include expert advice on hazardous and diseased tree removal, forest pest identification, help with mountain pine beetle, spruce ips, Dutch elm disease, and fire wise planning. Site visits to help with plant identification and management recommendations are available. Call 970-498-5768 for weed issues, or (970) 498-5765 for forestry concerns.
The Weed Control District works with various landowning agencies, such as the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Division of Wildlife, farmers, ranchers, private landowners, and others. Its goal is to maintain the native ecosystems found in natural areas throughout the County, as well as preventing the spread of noxious weeds.
State statute mandates that all road rights-of-way be managed for noxious weeds. This is especially important because roadsides are one of the most common ways noxious weeds are introduced into areas and spread onto adjacent lands. Landowners who prefer not to have an herbicide applied on County rights-of-way property adjacent to their property can apply for a “no spray zone” by calling the Larimer County Weed District at 970-498-5768 or apply online at www.larimer.org/weeds/posting .
For more information on the Larimer County Weed District please visit our website at: http://www.larimer.org/weeds/