I’s Colorado Springs’ 150th birthday. Have you planted your tree yet?
It’s hard to imagine Colorado Springs as a treeless shortgrass prairie, but that’s exactly what it was before Gen. William J. Palmer founded the City in 1871. Over the next 150 years, residents planted thousands of trees to provide shade, beauty and environmental benefits. Because our forerunners planted trees, we now have beautiful homes, thriving businesses and world-class public spaces.
Now, it’s our generation’s turn to take care of our community’s trees. Although it can seem like they sustain themselves, in our semi-arid climate they need our continued support to live long, healthy lives. There are things you should do to ensure your trees thrive for many years to come.
For a full list of caretaking taks, click on the following link: