City of Colorado Springs / Forestry / Services Offered

Services Offered by Colorado Springs Forestry

The City Forester is responsible for the maintenance and management of trees in parks and along streets in the public rights-of-way.  The assistance of adjacent homeowners is needed for watering, fertilizing and mulching trees on public property.
TREE REMOVAL:
  • Public trees that are a hazard, dead, diseased or cause a visual obstruction of vehicular/pedestrian traffic will be removed along street rights-of-ways and in parks.
  • Trees on private property that are hazardous or infected/infested with Dutch elm disease or mountain pine beetle will be condemned and removed by the property owner.
TREE PRUNING:
  • This helps reduce storm damage, gives sidewalk and street clearance, eliminates traffic hazards, and improves their general health.
  • Scheduled tree pruning enhances efficiency and helps trees survive longer and attain a higher value.  Scheduled maintenance keeps our urban forest safe and healthy.
TREE PROTECTION:
  • Where construction or excavation is taking place within 20' of a tree, certain root/branch pruning or auguring may be required.
TREE SERVICE LICENSING:
  • Companies who perform tree work (15' or taller) in Colorado Springs must be licensed by the City.  They demonstrate their ability by passing a written examination and by correctly pruning a demonstration tree.  They are also required to carry liability insurance.
TREE INSECT & DISEASE MANAGEMENT:
  • Serious insect and disease problems on public trees are promptly treated.
INFORMATION & EDUCATION:

Back to top
Top