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Trees on City Property

​What the Forestry Team Does for Trees in City Parks/City Property 

General Tree Maintenance

The forestry team follows robust health care standards regarding the maintenance of its urban canopy, including:

  • Tree-health assessments: Identify, diagnose and treat tree ailments.
  • Apply preventative treatments for insect/disease control.
  • Prune trees for aesthetics, health and safety (The team prunes an average of 1,500 trees per year, and since 2015, they have pruned more than 8,600 publicly maintained trees). 
  • Timely removal of trees and branches to eliminate hazard conditions.
  • Plant trees with an emphasis on species and age diversity.

The forestry team professionals are required to have Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture and a Pesticide Applicators License from the Department of Agriculture. Learn more about  the City's tree and shrub maintenance

Planting Trees on City Property

Learn more about the City's approach to planting trees with an emphasis on age and species diversity.

Removing Trees on City Property

The forestry crew always prefers to preserve a tree rather than remove one; however, sometimes tree removal is necessary. For more information on tree removal, visit


Parks Maintenance 720-898-7410 or request information/service regarding City trees through Ask Arvada.