The City of Colorado Springs has just announced a new goal to plant 18,071 new trees within the next two years. This project is being done in celebration of the city’s 150th anniversary.
The Colorado Springs History of Tree Planting
Colorado Springs was first officially established on July 31st, 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer. At that time, the Colorado Springs region was all plains and there were very few trees. General Palmer wanted to plan a city with an aesthetic environment. 10,000 trees were brought in and planted around the city to accomplish this goal. Read More