City of Colorado Springs / Forestry

Forestry

The Mission of the Forestry Division is to manage our urban forest in a healthy, safe, and sustainable state, which maintains our original forest legacy, manages risk, and increases the canopy coverage for shade, stormwater retention and property value.
Planting

From the 2012 i-Tree Streets assessment of Colorado, Colorado Springs has close to 200,000 street trees which cover 13% of our streets, they provide $29,000,000.00 in benefits through energy conservation, air quality improvement, storm-water reduction and property value increases.  The street trees have an appraised value of $828,250,000.00.

The Mission of the Forestry Division is to manage our urban forest in a healthy, safe, and sustainable state, which maintains our original forest legacy, manages risk, and increases the canopy coverage for shade, stormwater retention and property value.

The Colorado Springs Forestry Division maintains 100,000+ street right-of-way trees and 18,500+ park and median trees in Colorado Springs.

We are also responsible for the trees in 7 regional parks, 8 community parks, 136 neighborhood parks, 5 sports complexes, and 47 open space areas. There are now a combined total of over 14,000 acres of parks, trails and open spaces, 105 miles of urban trails and 160 miles of parks trails.  

OUTSIDE LINKS
Colorado Champion Tree Program

International Society of Arboriculture

Tree Link