Forestry News

Forestry News

aerial view of tree nursery with pikes peak in the background
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 4:59pm
Can you imagine a world without clean air to breath? Or no shade from the hot summer sun; no place to relax and cool off in the shade? Or landscapes, parks, and other terrain constantly damaged by erosion? A world without the benefits of trees sure doesn’t sound like an attractive place to live.... Read more
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 3:19pm
Our city’s founder, General William Jackson Palmer, had thousands of trees brought into Colorado Springs back in the 1870s. We’re celebrating his legacy and our city’s 150th anniversary with a Tree Challenge! Meet our City Forester Dennis Will, find out why trees are such a big deal and learn how... Read more
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 9:43am
It’s hard to imagine Colorado Springs as a treeless shortgrass prairie, but that’s exactly what it was before General Palmer founded the City in 1871. Over the next 150 years, residents planted thousands of trees to provide shade, beauty and environmental benefits.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 3:50pm
Trees are the largest and longest-living plants in our landscape. Here are three easy steps to ensure that your tree repays your planting investment for many years to come. First, prepare those roots. Second, don’t plant too deep, let those roots breathe. And, three, mulch!
Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 4:08pm
You decide to add a tree to your yard, but how will you ever choose the right one? Selecting a new tree can be fun and exciting, but it can be overwhelming too. Here are seven tips that will help you make the right decision when choosing your tree.
Friday, April 2, 2021 - 11:51am
Aside from the aspens and evergreens lining the distant foothills, there wasn't a tree in immediate sight when Colorado Springs was founded in 1871. Just dry grasses, yucca, cacti and an occasional scrub oak scattered across the arid plain.
aerial view of neighborhood full of trees. mountains in the background.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 1:07pm
As part of our city's 150th anniversary celebration, we've designated this April as “Tree Month!” We have some fun activities planned.
aerial view of acacia park. downtown building and mountains in the background. Some trees have golden leaves.
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 4:16pm
There are approximately 270,000 trees in Colorado Springs’ public places. This includes along streets and trails, and in parks, but not in open spaces and areas along waterways. A new Urban Forest Management Plan establishes a baseline assessment of the City’s urban forest, the plan provides a road... Read more
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 1:11pm
City Forestry is removing dozens of mid-sized Siberian elm and black locust trees and thousands of seedlings as part of a project to control invasive species in Monument Valley Park. Native vegetation will naturally grow in once the invasive species are removed.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10:13am
It's hard to imagine the City of Colorado Springs without the dense canopy of trees that line our streets and parks. Thanks to Palmer’s vision, Colorado Springs now has more than a quarter-million trees. Entrusted with protecting this living infrastructure and cultivating a thriving urban forest is... Read more
clip art chistmas tree. "recycle your christmas tree"
Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 11:06am
With the assistance of El Paso County, the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Utilities, and Rocky Top Resources, Colorado Springs Youth Sports will be operating a TreeCycle event to reduce tree waste, provide free mulch and support youth sports.
small boy helps city foresters plant a tree
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 12:35pm
Mayor John Suthers and other city leaders gathered outside the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Tuesday to kick off the COS 150: Tree Challenge by planting an Ohio buckeye tree in Alamo Square Park.