The City Forester is responsible for administering the City’s right-of-way tree maintenance program. Residents can expect to see tree care operations on any given day with special attention paid to the city’s older trees.
Tree maintenance includes removals of hazardous trees in poor condition, trimming of many others and replacements. This work is all part of a focus on keeping the City’s tree canopy healthy and beautifying our streets.
Homeowners in neighborhoods with planting strips are encouraged to contact us for a street tree planting request. We will evaluate the site to see if it’s a suitable place for a new tree installation as part of our annual planting program.
Annual Tree Sale
The Golden Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a diverse mix of eleven deciduous tree species to Golden residents through our annual spring tree sale in 2019. All trees will come in seven gallon pots and are $65 plus tax.
• Sensation Boxelder Maple
• Norwegian Sunset Maple
• Thornless Cockspur Hawthorne
• Kentucky Coffeetree
• Spring Snow Crabapple
• Chanticleer Pear
• Bur Oak
• English Oak
• China Snow Tree Lilac
Quantities are limited (52 trees total) and customers may order no more than three trees. Purchases may be made at the Golden Community Center beginning March 1 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 10a.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.
Selected Trees for Use in Golden
|Sugar Maple||Acer saccharum|
|Western Catalpa||Catalpa speciosa|
|Kentucky Coffeetree||Gymnocladus dioicus|
|Accolade Elm||Ulmus japonica x wilsoniana|
|Common Hackberry||Celtis occidentalis|
|Bur Oak||Quercus macrocarpa|
|English Oak||Quecus robur|
|White oak||Quercus alba|
|American Linden||Tilia americana|
|Swamp white oak||Quercus bicolor|
|Although the green and white ash are important trees in our area, currently the threat of Emerald Ash Borer necessitates their exclusion from this list.|
|Oak-leaf Mountain Ash||Sorbus x hybrida|
|European Mountain Ash||Sorbus aucuparia|
|Ohio buckeye||Aesculus glabra|
|Cockspur Thornless Hawthorn||Crataegus crusgalli|
|Downy Hawthorn||Crataegus mollis|
|Winter-king Hawthorn||Crataegus viridis|
|Russian Hawthorn||Crataegus ambigua|
|Japanese Tree Lilac||Syringa reticulate|
|Big Tooth Maple||Acer grandidentatum|
|Hedge Maple||Acer campestre|
|Tatarian Maple||Acer tataricum|
|Japanese Pagoda tree||Styphnolobium japonicum|
|Ussurian Pear||Pyrus ussuriensis|
|Texas Red Oak||Quercus buckleyi|
|Gambel Oak||Quercus gambelii|
|Golden Rain Tree||Koelreuteria paniculata|
|Douglas Fir||Pseudotsuga menziesii|
|White Fir||Abies concolor|
|Rocky Mountain Juniper||Juniperus scopulorum|
|Eastern Red Cedar||Juniperus virginiana|
|One-Seed Juniper||Juniperus monosperma|
|Austrian Pine||Pinus nigra|
|Bosnian Pine||Pinus heldreichii|
|Bristlecone Pine||Pinus aristata|
|Limber Pine||Pinus flexilis|
|Pinyon Pine||Pinus edulis|
|Ponderosa Pine||Pinus ponderosa|
|SW White Pine||Pinus strobiformis|
|Colorado Spruce||Picea pungens|