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.

Arbor Day 2018

Contact Info



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

Mulch is FREE to residents on a first-come, first-served basis.  Bring your own tools and containers for loading and transporting.

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. 

  • Neighborhood Chipping 
  • On-Site Consultations
  • Neighborhood Meetings
  • Education and Outreach


Learn more!

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.