The Denver Parks and Recreation Forestry Office is the city agency responsible for trees and shrubs in public parks, parkways and around government buildings. Trees are an extremely valuable resource that not only provides attractive landscapes, but also replenishes oxygen in the atmosphere, cools us with shade in the summer and helps clean the air. Denver’s publicly owned street trees are under regulation of the City Forester, but their maintenance responsibility is shared across the city by adjacent landowners. It is important to remember that permits are required prior to the removal or planting of any street trees. You may request a permit by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, including a description of the work to be done.
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The recent confirmation of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) within the City of Boulder introduces a new tree pest to the metro-Denver urban forest that could impact hundreds of thousands of property owners across the Front Range of Colorado. Denver alone has an estimated 330,000 ash trees at risk, and losing these trees will have adverse economic, environmental and social impacts on our community. Over the next decade EAB has the potential to destroy more of Denver’s urban forest than any other disease or pestilence in history.
State officials have established quarantine boundaries for Boulder County, and it is important to stress that this is currently the only known infestation in the state. The Colorado Department of Agriculture will be working to perform inspection and sampling surveys across the City of Boulder in an effort to determine the extent of the infestation. Expand the pane below to learn more.