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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.