The City of Colorado Springs, as part of its 150th anniversary celebration, has designated April as “Tree Month.” Among the activities planned are public tree plantings citywide, an Arbor Day celebration, a FREE virtual lecture “Exploring our Urban Forest” presented by the Pioneers Museum and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and weekly educational content on ColoradoSprings.gov that will feature planting tips, and tree care and watering advice from local experts.
Trough the rest of the growing season, residents and business owners are encouraged to plant a tree on their private property and add it to the growing number of trees tracked in the COS 150: Tree Challenge. The challenge was launched in the fall of 2018 with a goal to plant 18,071 new trees citywide, a nod to the city’s founding in 1871. Any tree planted from 2018 to 2021 can count toward the goal, and adding a tree is easy through the online tree tracker at ColoradoSprings.gov/tree150.
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