The Institute for Cooperative BioBalance’s Colorado Lodgepole Pine EcoSystem Initiative
The Initiative was started in November of 2007 when homeowners and others from Grand and Eagle Counties of Colorado asked Dr. Jim Conroy to help their threatened Lodgepole Pine trees.
Originally, 2 test sites were established in Vail and 9 in Winter Park/Fraser. As of September, 2012, there are 3 sites in Vail and 12 in Winter Park/Fraser. Dr. Conroy and his business partner, Ms. Basia Alexander, have made 9 trips to Colorado for this initiative.
The purpose of the Colorado Lodgepole Pine EcoSystem Initiative is to
- restore health and growth to Lodgepole Pines on large tracts of land
- reconnect and interconnect the members of the ecosystems including the Lodgepole Pines and the Pine Bark Beetles.
- use no products whatsoever. When he treats, Dr. Conroy uses only his proprietary, bioenergy-based, hands-on healing technologies: Tree Whispering®, Green Centrics™, CoExistence Technologies™, EcoPeace Treaties™.
The sum of these technologies are called Cooperative BioBalance®.
Links to All Colorado Items
Please see the individual entries in the Colorado category of this site for more detail.
Also, for more detail, please see these pages at our linked sites:
- Colorado Pine Study Overview at CooperativeBioBalance.org
- Colorado EcoSystem with Pine Bark Beetle & Lodgepole Pines at TheTreeWhisperer.com
Principles and Concepts of Cooperative BioBalance
The primary principles of Cooperative BioBalance are “live and let live” and “all living organisms are connected–or should be.”
The concept behind Cooperative BioBalance is that all the Living Beings of an ecosystem (trees, plants, bees and all insects, diseases, fungi, other organisms, the soil, minerals, animals, and people) should have complex relationships and need to be linked in both physical and bioenergy communication, connection, and interconnection. Currently, most are not communicating with each other and are not properly interconnected. Please see the About page for more detail.
Lodgepole Pines’ Compromised Circulation
Lodgepole Pines are susceptible to stress factors such as drought, heat, changes in season length, pollution, crowding, and other abiotic (non-living) influences. Once stressed, Lodgepole Pines weaken. Their inner circulation systems–which move the food, water, and nutrients around the tree–typically become blocked or compromised easily. Blocked circulation affects the rest of the tree’s internal functionality.
When the Pine Bark Beetle “hits” a tree in June, it burrows into it and lays eggs. When the eggs hatch, the larvae burrow just under the bark through the winter. They feed off of the nutrients there. Their burrowing blocks and compromises the extremely delicate cells of the xylem and phloem. Xylem and phloem are the “tubes” or “streams” which transport the tree’s nutrients and water from the soil as well as sugars from photosynthesis in the leaves. Pine Bark Beetles also carry a disease organism which also blocks circulation: “blue stain.” The insect and disease activity can kill a stressed tree. The Lodgepole Pine will usually turn reddish-brown and will die.
Healing or Repairing Circulation
Over the course of the study, Dr. Jim Conroy showed that the Lodgepole Pine trees’ circulation systems can be healed and their inner health rejuvenated. He uses holistic, hands-on, bioenergy-based healing approaches mentioned above (NO products) which are able to clear and open the trees’ circulation systems and reconnect the overall flow of all inner functionalities. When the circulation is flowing–even partially–the trees can begin to heal. They have a better chance of repairing unblocked xylem and phloem as well as growing new xylem and phloem cells. Healing drives growth. Growth drives healing.
Growth is a key indicator of a healthy tree. With good growth, the Lodgepole Pines are able to withstand a few “hits” from the Pine Bark Beetle. This is similar to people who can withstand day-to-day stressors when they are healthy overall.