Trees and Urban Forestry
Trees are a major part of the City's infrastructure, providing beauty while supporting vital ecosystems. More than 14,000 trees on the City of Arvada property have been inventoried by the City's Forestry Team. This number represents all the trees planted in Parks, Athletic Fields, City Facilities, roadways, and many of the trees located in our Open Space Areas.
Trees overhanging power lines: Please contact Xcel Energy at 800-895-4999 to report. View more information on the Xcel Energy website.
The parks team does its best to keep free mulch available (for Arvada residents) in the parking lot of the Birds Nest Disc Golf Course in West Arvada. Mulch is available on a first come first serve basis and we don't guarantee its availability.
Birds Nest Disc Golf Course: 17925 W 64th Parkway - east of Highway 93 on 64th Avenue below the Arvada Blunn Reservoir.
Learn more about trees in Arvada by visiting the following web pages:
- I live near a trail (or open space/park) - when should I expect to see parks staff pruning the trees in these areas?
With more than 30,000 trees on City property, maintaining them properly is a labor-intensive task. Pruning and other tree maintenance can be expected year around.
- City-owned trees are overhanging my property - can I trim them myself?
Yes, you may trim City-owned trees to your property line.
- My trees are overhanging City property - is the City allowed to trim them?
Yes, the City is allowed to trim resident-owned trees to our property line.
- I live adjacent to a ditch - who is responsible for the tree maintenance of the area?
If you are an adjacent landowner, the vegetation (including trees) along the ditch is your responsibility. Neither ditch companies nor municipalities generally own the land under and along the ditch. Instead, they have prescriptive easements, which allow them to dictate the use of the land within the easement. The ditch companies prioritize the removal of trees and vegetation that impede water flow. The rest is up to you. For more information about ditches, visit our Ditches page for more information.
Trees on City Property
Our goal is to help promote and preserve Arvada's urban forest. Learn about the City's approach to the general care, planting, and removal of trees on City property.
Arbor Day Tree Planting
For 35 consecutive years, the City parks team and Peck Elementary students have planted trees together, and for 30 years, the City has received the Tree City USA Award. Learn more on the Arbor Day Tree Planting page.
Emerald Ash Borer
For resources regarding EAB in Arvada, visit the Emerald Ash Borer page.
For information regarding the City's Plant-a-Tree program, visit the Plant-A-Tree Program. (The Plant-A-Tree program runs from the beginning of May through the end of September.)
Trees Across Arvada
Each year the City of Arvada partners with the Colorado Tree Coalition's Trees Across Arvada Program to bring tree saplings to Arvada residents at a reduced cost. Learn more on the Trees Across Arvada page.
Parks Maintenance 720-898-7410 or request information/service regarding City trees through Ask Arvada.