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About the Forestry Division

The City Forester is responsible for the maintenance and management of trees in parks and along streets in the public right-of-way (R.O.W.).*

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 right-of-way (R.O.W.).* The assistance of adjacent homeowners is needed for watering, fertilizing and mulching trees on public property.

If an adjacent property owner desires to have additional work done on street trees, they must first obtain a permit from the City Forester's Office.

Contact City Forestry...

  • Call: (719) 385-5942 or Fax: (719) 385-6599
  • Request a Street Tree Inspection
  • You may choose to have your street tree pruned or a stump removed by a Licensed Tree Service. To maintain our records and for liability reasons, a free City Forestry Permit is required. For your convenience, please complete this forestry permit request form.

QUICK LINKS

Landscaping Your Parkways

Trees & Construction

Avoiding Tree Damage During Construction!

Forestry Annual Report

Forestry Rules and Regulations (Updated: 2006)

Urban Forestry Management Plan