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The Golden Parks and Recreation Department is offering a diverse mix of deciduous tree species to Golden residents through our annual spring tree sale. All trees will come in seven gallon pots and are $65 plus tax. Quantities are limited and about more than half of the trees have already sold, but 17 trees in six varieties are still available:
- Northern Catalpa
- Kentucky Coffetree
- Spring Snow Crabapple
- Bur Oak
- English Oak
- China Snow Tree Lilac
Customers may order no more than three trees. Purchases may be made at the Golden Community Center and will be sold through April 15, or while supplies last. Proof of residency is required.
Purchased trees will be distributed at the Golden Cemetery, 755 Ulysses Street, on Saturday April 20, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Download descriptions of the trees being sold this year below. To order a tree, print out the order form below, fill out and drop off at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street.
For more information, call either the Forestry office at 303-384-8141, or Stacy Turner at 303-384-8191.
Every spring, the City of Golden and Resource Central offer an easy, fun and affordable way to create beautiful, water-conserving gardens through the purchase of a Garden In A Box kit.
Garden In A Box, a selection of professionally designed, perennial gardens that use Xeric (low water) plants, offers residents a simple approach to an eye-catching yard. These affordable, do-it-yourself garden kits come with starter plants, a Plant and Care Guide, and plant-by-number maps. Gardens are offered by City of Golden in partnership with Resource Central in support of our community’s commitment to water conservation. As an added bonus, A limited number of $25 discounts are available for City of Golden water customers on all plant by number kits.
Visit, the Garden in a Box website to shop for your perfect garden. Pre-order your kit now and it will be ready for pick-up just in time for spring planting on May 11 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Public Works and Planning Building, 1445 10th Street.
Do you know someone, or possibly a business, in our community that strives to create a greener Golden? Now is your chance to recognize these individuals by nominating them for a Golden Sustainability Award. The City of Golden’s Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is looking for nominations for the following categories:
• Community Group
Nominations are open through March 22. City Council will present the awards in celebration of Earth Day in April.
Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly became an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources. Golden City became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, and the territorial legislature met from 1862 to 1867 in the building that is now home to the Old Capitol Grill restaurant. By the end of the 1860s, Golden City had been elected the seat of Jefferson County and the capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. Locals were outraged when neighboring Denver snagged the honor of becoming capital of the newly formed state in 1876, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to dampen Golden’s vital growth – business was booming. Today, with the official name of City of Golden, the town continues to thrive. It offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational, cultural and culinary opportunities. Come live, work and play with us in our modern town with an old west flair!