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- I have tree branches down from high winds! What do I do with them?
Need free mulch for your water-wise landscaping projects?
The tree behind my house is growing into and above the power lines. What can I do?
Q: I have tree branches down from high winds! What do I do with them?
A: Citizens should call City Forestry at 385-5942 for tree-related emergencies in the public right-of-way. Our office is open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. After business hours, please leave a message with your name, address, and zip code and crews will pick up your branches when we are in your area. If it is an emergency, you can call 385-6504 until 5 p.m.
City Forestry is unable to remove trees or branches from trees on your private property. These are the responsibility of private property owners. For a list of licensed tree services click here.
Trees or branches that have fallen on power lines or transformers should be reported to Colorado Springs Utilities at 448-4800.
Q: Need free mulch for your water-wise landscaping projects?
Take I-25 to Fontenero, Exit #144, travel east to Recreation Way, travel south on Recreation Way to 1601 Recreation Way (big metal bldg. with
Also, FYI, you can drop off your own yard waste (leaves, tree clippings, old fence wood, etc.--NOT painted wood) at Rocky Top Resources, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, FREE with a canned good donation for Care and Share. Rocky Top Resources is located at
Q: The tree behind my house is growing into and above the power lines. What can I do?
A: Contact CSU utility line clearance program to request an inspection of your tree at (719) 448-4800 (and tell them you need Utilities Line Clearance).