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City to Offer Residential Tree Branch Drop-Off Sites

Released on Friday, May 19, 2017
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Downed Tree Branch Drop-off Locations

In response to heavy, wet, spring snow that caused tree damage throughout Fort Collins, the City will set up two residential drop-off sites where residents can deliver tree limbs and debris at no charge (no contractors please). Traditionally, removing damaged branches is the responsibility of the property owner or tenant; however, due to the increased damage, the City is using emergency reserve funds to provide the residential drop-off sites.

From May 22 through June 4, residents can bring downed branches to:

  • The City Streets Facility, 625 Ninth Street, (open access 7 days a week) or
  • The Crushing Operations Facility, 1380 Hoffman Mill Rd. (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Mon. - Fri.)

“While this storm left several areas with severe tree damage, the damage was not nearly as widespread across the entire city like the 2011 storm,” said City Forester, Tim Buchanan. “Some areas had significant damage, while others had little to none.”

City crews continue working to clear roadways and the public right-of-way. To report a fallen tree limb on public property please call the Forestry Department at 970-221-6660 or through Access Fort Collins

Residents in need of assistance with clean-up on private property or with moving debris should call a local contractor or 2-1-1. Individuals or organizations wishing to volunteer with storm clean-up are also encouraged to contact 2-1-1. For a list of licensed local arborists, please visit

Please continue to use caution when driving or walking near snow-laden and/or damaged trees.