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Old 12-27-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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Hello. For someone planning to move to COS, what neighborhoods would you recommend for having the most trees? Are there any real woodsy areas? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Black Forest for sure. You can also start seading into the mountains, up 24, to places like Green Mountain Falls.
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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What kind of trees do you want - natives or deciduous established-neighborhood trees?
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Downtown has lots o trees!
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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Having grown up since age 12 in Northeast Colorado I can honestly say that if your looking for deciduous trees like one would find in the midwest and east you will be disappointed.

There are pockets of deciduous trees found in neighborhoods up and down the front range but Colorado's climate does not lend itself to any hardwood tree growth like what you find in midwest or eastern climates.

You will not find woods you will find evergreen forests.

I moved to Pennsylvania in 2009 and after years of not being surrounded by the lush green landscape the eastern seaboard provides I once again am.

The intense flora and fauna intermixing with thick hardwood trees makes for an incredible sea of green.

Colorado Springs is beautiful and you will enjoy it but you must adjust your expectations as to the climate your going to find yourself in.


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Old 12-28-2011, 10:37 AM
 
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kosen wrote:
Where are the most trees?
In the forest!
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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Thank you so much! Very helpful.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Larkspur, CO
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Default The Forest

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kosen wrote:
Where are the most trees?
In the forest!
We have a winner!
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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If you're talking pine trees than look in Black Forest or Woodmoor>>

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Old 12-28-2011, 10:55 PM
 
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There are a lot of aspen groves as you head west out of COS up Hwy 24 toward Woodland Park and beyond. Most of the mountainous areas have plenty of evergreen, and almost as many aspen. Wherever there is water such as a river or stream, you're likely to find groves of Cottonwoods, as well. In COS, individual yards may have a few trees, but the area is not known for having lots of tree lined streets. When COS was first founded, there were no trees at all. Spencer Penrose had trees brought in to town to please his wife, Julia, and as each neighborhood expanded, people planted trees in their yards. But, it's not the East coast or the Midwest by any stretch of the imagination...it's basically high desert.
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