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City of Colorado Springs / Frequently Asked Questions / Forestry

Frequently Asked Questions - Homepage
Forestry

Q: I have tree branches down from high winds! What do I do with them?

A: Citizens should call City Forestry at 385-5942 for tree-related emergencies in the public right-of-way. Our office is open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. After business hours, please leave a message with your name, address, and zip code and crews will pick up your branches when we are in your area. If it is an emergency, you can call 385-6504 until 5 p.m.

City Forestry is unable to remove trees or branches from trees on your private property. These are the responsibility of private property owners. For a list of licensed tree services click here.

Trees or branches that have fallen on power lines or transformers should be reported to Colorado Springs Utilities at 448-4800.

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Q: Need free mulch for your water-wise landscaping projects?

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Take I-25 to Fontenero, Exit #144, travel east to Recreation Way, travel south on Recreation Way to 1601 Recreation Way (big metal bldg. with Forestry Operations Center sign in front and fence around it). The free mulch pile is on the WEST side of the street, across from that building and homeowners can load up what you need! (Not for commercial use or resale.)

Also, FYI, you can drop off your own yard waste (leaves, tree clippings, old fence wood, etc.--NOT painted wood) at Rocky Top Resources, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, FREE with a canned good donation for Care and Share. Rocky Top Resources is located at 1755 E. Las Vegas St. (S.E. of water treatment plant). For more information or weekly hours and rates, call 579-9103.



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Q: The tree behind my house is growing into and above the power lines. What can I do?

A: Contact CSU utility line clearance program to request an inspection of your tree at (719) 448-4800 (and tell them you need Utilities Line Clearance).

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