Free Tree Planting for Denver Residents

//Free Tree Planting for Denver Residents

Free Tree Planting for Denver Residents


Rob Davis, City Forester of Denver, wants city and county residents to know that free trees and free tree planting are available if you qualify.

“We are giving preference to homes with good slots on the west side of their property but as you can see on the website, trees may be planted in other parts,” Davis said. “The city tree inspector can determine that when he or she visits.”

This program expires in three weeks (February 15th, 2012) so hurry! Here’s the link and make sure you know what Denver neighborhood you’re in before filling out the 2012 trees for energy savings application.

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This map may help. More about the program below.

In Denver County, planting trees on the west side of homes conserves energy costs.  Plus city volunteers will deliver and plant your tree for free!

According to the Mile High Million website:

  • Trees must be planted on the west side of your house and may be planted in your front, back and side yards or in the public right-of-way.
  • Denver Forestry staff will recommend the best tree(s) and planting locations for your yard.
  • We deliver and plant your tree(s).
  • We call your underground utilities to be marked.

Funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to improve community energy efficiency, the main restriction is that trees must be planted on the west side of your home

This turn key offer includes free planting.  If you don’t know how to plant a tree properly,  don’t assume you do!  Get help from DenverDigs.



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