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Is it your tree or the city's?

Posted at 9:42 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 23:42:33-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A lot of tree branches were bending around Colorado Springs Wednesday following the late summer snowstorm.

If a tree looks like it is dangerously contacting a power line, you should contact your utility company.

As for damaged trees, your property line determines if the trees are your responsibility or the city's.

"You can go on Colorado Springs website to see if the tree is actually a city-owned tree or if it's a privately owned tree," City Forester Dennis Will said.

On the Colorado Springs city web page, go to the forestry section and click the drop-down menu that says "are my trees city-owned." The site gives an explanation and a map showing property lines.