Fallen trees turned into free mulch for Colorado Springs residents

Forestry department crews grind fallen trees and debris into mulch. Photo courtesy City of Colorado Springs

The city of Colorado Springs is turning fallen trees from the March 13 blizzard into free mulch for residents. 

The city forestry department is in the process of grinding up fallen trees and debris recovered after the blizzard. Some of the mulch will be used in local parks and playgrounds, and some of it is available to residents for free. 

Residents can pick up mulch at any time. The mulch pile is across the street from the Forestry Office at 1601 Recreation Way. It’s located on the west side of the street, across from the building. 

The mulch is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The forestry department will continue to replenish the pile until their supply of trees runs out. As of Monday morning, there’s plenty of mulch available, according to the city. 

Residents must bring their own tools and containers for loading and transporting the mulch. 

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