Please join the City of Colorado Springs Forestry Division, Colorado Springs Utilities and our community partners in celebrating Arbor Day this Friday, April 27 at one of the following two Arbor Day ceremonies:
Deerfield Hills Community Center, 10 a.m.
Colorado Springs City Council President Scott Hente, City Economic Vitality Specialist Donna Nelson, City Forester Paul Smith, Colorado Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte and the Turman Elementary School kindergarten class will celebrate Arbor Day at Deerfield Hills Community Center by planting approximately 20 trees as part of the Deerfield Hills Community Revitalization Project.
(Directions: Deerfield Hills Community Center, 4290 Deerfield Hills Road)
North Shooks Run Park, 10 a.m.
Colorado Springs City Councilmember Lisa Czelatdko, City Forestry, Mid Shooks Run Neighborhood Association, Palmer Tree Coalition and the Columbia Elementary 3rd grade class will celebrate Arbor Day by planting 40 street trees in the Shooks Run neighborhood. These trees will replace a number of trees that have been removed over the past several years due to age and drought.
The Palmer Tree Coalition, a new local non-profit working with the City of Colorado Springs Forestry Division to enhance and protect the urban forest, will be hosting a tree sale at the North Shooks Run Arbor Day celebration. See details below.
(Directions:North Shooks Run Park, 700 N Franklin St. Follow signs directing you to Arbor Day.)
Colorado Springs celebrates its 35th year as a “Tree City USA,” and for the 17th consecutive year Colorado Springs Utilities has been named a Tree Line USA utility. Trees are a value community resource, reduce heating and cooling costs, manage storm water runoff, fight erosion, provide wildlife habitat, improve air quality and increase property values.
Please call City Forestry for more information at 385-5942 or visit our website at www.springsgov.com/forestry.
Palmer Tree Coalition Public Tree Sale
Who:The Palmer Tree Coalition, a new local non-profit working with the City of Colorado Springs Forestry Division to enhance and protect the urban forest
What:A tree sale to benefit local tree-planting projects. Eleven varieties of hardy trees, suited to Colorado Springs growing conditions, are available for $55 to $65 each. Professional foresters and landscapers will provide free tree planting demonstrations, care information and site selection assistance.
When:Friday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where:North Shooks Run Park, 700 N Franklin St. Follow signs directing you to Arbor Day.