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.