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.
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.