Urban Forest Storm Response - March 2021
Over the weekend of March 12-14, 2021, Fort Collins received up to 27 inches of snow. Damage occurred to many trees during this storm. The Forestry Division has completed its assessment of damage and begun the 6-9 month clean-up process. Patience is appreciated as both City and private contract crews are working as quickly as possible.
Private vs public-owned trees, limb drop-off, and FAQs are outlined on the storm response webpage.
Invasive Insect Alert: Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a highly destructive, non-native insect that infests and kills all North American true ash species including green, white, black and blue ash, and their cultivars.
City Property Tree Care
The Forestry Division is responsible for trees on public property. This includes street trees located between the sidewalk and curb, trees in city medians, in parks and other City property. To report concerns in regards to public trees, contact the Forestry Division office at 970.221.6660 or fill out a pruning/removal request form below.
Private Property Tree Care
Property owners are responsible for their trees and can contact a private licensed tree service for tree pruning or removal. Businesses that make tree pruning or removal cuts at 10 feet or greater above the ground when working within the City limits are required to be licensed by the City of Fort Collins. Click below for a list of licensed arborists.
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Plan(t) For The Future.
The City of Fort Collins has 1,300 vacant tree sites - trees that once existed but haven't been replaced.
Ash Trees make up 33% of our canopy with over 7,000 in the City's inventory, and they are in danger. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a wood-boring beetle that's made its way to Colorado. To keep our tree canopy lush and healthy, join us and plant a tree resistant to EAB.
Your tax-deductible gift of $450 buys, plants, and cares for a new tree in the Fort Collins canopy.