If you’ve purchased a new home in Colorado Springs, the city will give you a certificate for a free tree! It’s called the New Home Tree Certificate Program, which was started to help establish tree-lined streets in the Springs.
Here’s a few details from the city’s website:
Springs information. Pines (not spruce or fir) are approved in hillside areasand in other areas withapproval from the City Forestry office. Complete list of approved trees.
To request your certificate, just complete this form!
I also just found out you can get free mulch for your landscaping projects from the city! Public mulch piles are available at Cottonwood Creek Park, Memorial Park, or at the Forestry Operations Center. More details here.