The Colorado Springs contractor that created a landscape in the Cathedral Pines neighborhood recently was recognized by the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado.

Timberline Landscaping ( was contracted to transform a yard that had been decimated by the Black Forest fire. Designer Christy Schreck used "a variety of flora across the spectrum, including alyssum, lobelia, scaevola, blanket flower goblin, shasta daisies, fall asters and delphinium," said Stephanie Early, chief strategic officer.

"When the Black Forest fire came through in 2013, the family had just moved in and the fire came to their foundation. So this project was part of their landscape renovation project," Early said. "Timberline replants their annuals every year, keeping in mind that this homeowner loves birdwatching and encouraging pollinators."

The project was a finalist in the use of color and customer service categories at the ELITE Award ceremony by the ALCC. The ELITE Awards is the only program of its kind in Colorado and honors outstanding landscapes and personnel in the profession.

Timberline Landscaping has won multiple ALCC awards and has been lauded by the National Association of Landscape Professionals for work on the Manitou Incline renovation, landscaping at The Broadmoor hotel's west entrance, and lawn care at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

Features Reporter/Special Sections Editor

Michelle is a features reporter and special sections editor for the Gazette. A Penn State graduate, she joined the Gazette in 2015.

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