Do You Have Room for a New Tree?
Being a Smart Ash means that we plant new trees before losing established ones to the Emerald Ash Borer. In fact, Denver Parks and Recreation wants to help you plant a tree. If you have room in the public right-of-way next to your property, you may even be eligible to have a free tree planted for you!
Is There Room in Your Right-of-way for a Free Tree?
There must be adequate space in your right-of-way to request a free tree.
That space must be:
- 30 feet from outside edge of intersecting curbs for sight triangle (see corresponding photo)
- 35 feet from large shade trees
- 25 feet from ornamental trees
- 20 feet from street lights
- 20 feet from stop signs
- 10 feet from alleys, driveways, and fire hydrants
- 7 feet behind attached sidewalks
- 5 feet from water meters/pits
- Centered within tree lawns/planters
Free Tree Application Process:
- Submit your request here
- Denver Parks and Recreation will process your request and let you know that they got it within a couple weeks
- They have your underground utilities marked
- The Arborist will stop by to check out the site, mark where a tree can be planted and make a recommendation for what non-ash tree will thrive in the spot
- Your tree is delivered and planted
- They will be in touch to give you advice on the short-term and long-term care of the new tree
At every step of the process, they will be in touch to let you know what is happening.