Celebrate Arbor Day with our upcoming Tree Sale on Sat., April 26.
Planting a tree this fall? Follow Forestry's Tree Planting and Care instructions and take the guess work out of it!
Destructive Tree Pest Detected in Colorado
An invasive insect, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), has been detected in Colorado for the first time. Read more about EAB. To date, the pest has NOT been found in Aurora.
If you think you have EAB in your ash trees, please contact the Aurora Forestry Division at 303-739-7177. For additional info about EAB in our state contact Colorado Department of Agriculture: 888-248-5535 or CAPS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have a City-owned Tree?
Learn where city-owned trees are found and if you might have one in your property's easement. If you have a city-owned tree, view our Grid Pruning Map to find out when Forestry will perform routine maintenance and pruning.
The Forestry Division employs trained, professional arborists who are able to identify and diagnose problems with trees. If you notice a problem on a City street tree, or have questions about trees in your private landscape, please call the Forestry Division at 303-739-7177. If necessary, an inspector will visit the site to assess the problem and make recommendations for correction or treatment.
Hiring a Licensed Arborist
Arborists must be licensed and insured to perform tree work in the city of Aurora. To see a list of licensed arborist and contact information, click here.
Becoming a Licensed Arborist
Flyers & Information:
Watch our Tree Pruning Video
Proper Tree Pruning & Street Tree Info
Xeriscape Info from Aurora Water
Free Mulch - Mulch is offered FREE by the Forestry Division and available for self-loading. The city's mulch pile is located at 14201 E. Hampden Ave., just outside of the entrance to the water treatment facility. Drive north from Hampden on Dawson Street to find the pile of free mulch. Bring your own containers, shovel or pitch fork to load your mulch. This site is outside and accessible 24/7. Call 303-739-7177 for more info.
Free-Loader Days - You bring your pick-up truck or trailer, we'll load it with mulch! Offered the following Saturdays in 2014 from 8 a.m.-12 noon (or while supplies last) at the city's mulch pile: April 26, May 10, June 28, July 26, August 23.
Disposing of Trees/Shrubs - Call and check with your residential trash hauling company. Most trash haulers will accept tree branches as long as they are cut, stacked and/or bundled in certain manners. As an alternative option, Aurora is served by two landfills; Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site at 3500 S. Gun Club Road and BFI Tower Road Landfill at 88th Avenue and Tower Road.
Celebrate Life with a Memorial Tree
Forestry oversees the Memorial Tree Program. Through this program you can purchase a tree to dedicate, honor or celebrate a loved one with a living tribute. Memorial Trees are planted in irrigated public parks. The city also offers a Commemorative Bench Program where you can recognize a loved one through purchase of a public park bench with a recognition plaque.
2013 Honoree Peg Alt
Demonstrating her passion for Original Aurora, Peg Alt has organized countless community clean-ups in north Aurora, led several community art projects that have generated awareness for Aurora’s Arts District, and she oversees the annual Fall Fest held in City Park. For these reasons and more, the Northwest Aurora Neighborhood Association (NANO) selected Peg as the 2013 Circle of Life Honoree. Peg was honored at the Circle of Life Ceremony on September 5 in Aurora’s Moorhead Park, 2390 Havana Street.
For 23 years Circle of Life has recognized individuals who demonstrate continuous community leadership and have made extraordinary contributions to the City of Aurora. Circle of Life is a good-for-the-planet way of celebrating and commemorating someone special - a helpful teacher, dedicated volunteeer, or someone who always makes time to lend a hand. The recipient is recognized at a ceremony in September, where a tree is planted in their honor at Moorhead Park. Circle of Life is a collaborative partnership between Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Department, Northwest Aurora Neighborhood Organization (NANO) and Waste Management. NANO reviews all nominations and the Circle of Life honoree is selected at their discretion.
For questions or to nominate someone in 2014 for this prestigious award, contact Jenna Katsaros at 303-739-7165 or email@example.com
View the list of past Circle of Life Honorees and their trees.