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If a tree falls in Niwot…yes, we do hear (about) it


Photos Vicky Dorvee

Tom Theobald’s 125 year old Cottonwood trees.

Cottonwood trees planted in the spring of 1895 on the Caywood Homestead no doubt inspired the eventual moniker for the property on Neva Road – The Shady Nook Ranch. The Jones family moved into the single room house that was encircled by the Cottonwoods in 1904 and dubbed it that sweet name. In 1970, the Theobald family bought the property and this is where Tom Theobald started the Niwot Honey Farm.

The house grew with a few small additions, but the trees grew even more and now safety concerns about the remaining two trees have led Theobald to make the difficult decision to remove the tre...

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