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 more than 1,000 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.
Yard Trees are for planting in your yard (on private property). These trees may be planted in front, back, or side yards. At a site without a tree lawn these are any trees planted 11 feet or more from the curb.
Street Trees are for planting along the street (in the public right-of-way). These trees may be planted either in the “tree lawn” (area between the sidewalk and the curb) or, in the absence of a tree lawn, at a distance within 10 feet of the curb. In many cases, the public right-of-way extends into your yard.
It costs $35 per tree.
Trees are only $10 if you live in one of 28 target neighborhoods considered to be low-tree-canopy. These include Athmar Park, Auraria, Baker, Barnum, Barnum West, Chaffee Park, Clayton, Cole, College View/South Platte, East Colfax, Elyria-Swansea, Five Points, Globeville, Green Valley Ranch, Jefferson Park, Lincoln Park, Mar Lee, Montbello, Northeast Park Hill, Overland, Ruby Hill, Skyland, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, West Colfax, Westwood, and Whittier.
Applicants with financial hardship may request a “Treeship” to receive FREE trees.
This is an amazing deal as these trees normally cost about $150 each.
Apply early and get your choice of tree variety specially selected for our climate.
You’ll receive information on how to pick up your tree (yep you have to get it yourself) and other pertinent details. Tree distribution is Saturday, April 21, 2023.
Learn more and apply online at The Park People website. Applications are due no later than February 15, 2023. Questions? Call 303-722-6262.