The City of Fort Collins is a special place in which to live, work and recreate. One of the amenities that makes our city so special is our extensive urban forest made up of shade trees on public and private land.
These trees provide us with many ecological, economic, aesthetic, and psychological benefits. They:
What could the typical homeowner expect to lose if a large prominent shade tree dies as a result of drought, disease or insect infestation? Initially, the homeowner could experience:
Quite simply, the trees that make up our urban forest contribute significantly to the general health and well-being of the City's residents.
The Colorado Tree Coalition has developed an extensive summary regarding the many benefits of the urban forest. Please visit their website and click on the Tree Benefits link.