Forestry cares for the trees in the urban forest and the native forest of the wildland urban interface, including trees on street rights of way and medians, urban parks, trail corridors, open spaces and regional parks.

Urban Tree Canopy Assessment

The City of Colorado Springs’ City Forestry division has released the results of the first-ever urban tree canopy assessment. The assessment closely reviewed aerial imagery from the late 1990s and compared it to imagery from 2016, to provide important data points regarding overall numbers of the city’s tree canopy over time.

Arbor Day 2018



Phone: (719) 385-5942
Fax: 719-385-6599


1401 Recreation Way
Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Tree City USA

Colorado Springs has been a Tree City USA since 1977 for its excellence in urban forestry management.

Free Mulch

Our public mulch is offered as a free service when we generate more than what our parks use. The bin is first come first serve, and we cannot guarantee that it will be filled. Our crews do try to keep it filled throughout the year as it is available.

1601 Recreation Way

Mulch pile is located across the street from the Forestry building on the west side of Recreation Way.

Forestry also sells hardwood through Colorado Springs Utilities public auctions online. Funds help purchase new street trees.

Related Resources

Wildfire Mitigation

Are you looking for help with Wildfire Mitigation? The Colorado Springs Fire Department has a number of resources to assist homeowners in reducing their wildfire risk. 

  • NeighborhoodA geographic sub-area within the city that contains but is not limited to residential land uses. The extent of a neighborhood is variable and may be defined by tradition, organizational boundaries, period of building and development, or subdivision patterns. Neighborhood boundaries may include such features as major streets or other physical elements. Chipping 
  • On-Site Consultations
  • Neighborhood Meetings
  • Education and Outreach


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Wood Cutting Permits

Firewood and Christmas tree cutting permits are available through the National Forest Service, Pikes Peak Ranger Station(link is external), 601 S. Weber St., 719-636-1602.