Needles on dying blue spruce turning brown

We are officially in the midst of consecutive years of severe drought in our part of Colorado, and the effects are starting to become noticeable in the park. The northern part of the park is mostly unirrigated. A few playing field areas get watered but the rest is left to survive on natural precipitation. This, of course, varies from year to year, but some of the park’s longer term residents are starting to show the symptoms of our increasingly drier climate. (more…)