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Invasive trees removed from Red Rock Open Space

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jan 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 00:31:11-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — Forestry workers are working to remove invasive trees in open spaces throughout Colorado Springs.

This week crews have been busy removing elm stumps in the Sand Canyon area of Red Rock Open Space.

Forestry experts say it’s a necessary process to allow native trees and grass to thrive, they started this process 10 years ago and are still battling the invasive trees that were leftover from a mobile home park.

The city asks that if you hike in the area, for your own safety, they ask you keep your distance from equipment that will be in the area for the next 6 to 8 days.