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Downtown Area Tree Pruning and Removal Starts Monday, July 22

Released on Friday, July 19, 2019
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The City of Fort Collins Forestry Division will begin a large-scale tree pruning and tree removal project in the Downtown area of Fort Collins starting Monday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 31.

Routine pruning, along with tree removals and replacements, are an important component in maintaining public safety, as well as the health of the urban forest.

The majority of the project is planned to take place in the central Downtown area around College Avenue, from Laporte Avenue south to Olive Street. Lane and parking space closures, as well as sidewalk detours, will be in effect throughout the duration of the project. All project operations are expected to occur between the hours of 6 to 11 a.m.

Project schedules are based on favorable conditions; variances may occur due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Alternate routes are recommended during this time to avoid the work zone.

For more information including anticipated daily work schedules and impacted lane closures, visit,