The Park People’s tree distribution program — Denver Digs Trees — has helped add a ton of green to city blocks. And though it seems a wee bit early to be thinking about spring, now’s the time to apply for FREE and low-cost medium to large shade trees that will be distributed in the spring. All Denver residents are eligible for the deals, regardless of where they live in the city.
Trees that normally cost as much as $125 are $35 per tree you plant in your yard ($10 if you live in one of 27 target neighborhoods or free to those with financial hardship). If you agree to plant a tree in the public right-of-way (the green belt between a sidewalk and the street or if there is no sidewalk 10 feet from the curb — in some cases that is in your yard), the tree is FREE for 2017. Apply early and get your choice of tree variety specially selected for our climate. And you’ll have to pick up your tree(s) on April 16 (yep, you have to plant them yourself). Learn more and apply online at The Park People website. In both cases, applications are due no later than Feb. 15. Questions? Call 303-722-6262.