Tree Planting Tips
Tree Planting and Care flyer with basic instructions
Tree List with recommended trees for planting in Colorado
Watering Information for your tree
Free Mulch at 14201 E. Hampden Ave. in Aurora
Watch our tree planting video online!
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.
Homeowners are allowed to prune small, low branches on city-owned trees. See our Proper Tree Pruning & Street Tree Info or Watch our Tree Pruning Video for details.
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. See a list of licensed arborist and contact information.
Becoming a Licensed Arborist
Flyers & Information:
Xeriscape Info from Aurora Water
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.
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.email@example.com