Due to the high number of residents who are still removing tree debris due to the Mother’s Day snowstorm, the city of Aurora will keep two drop-off sites open through Memorial Day May 25 to those who may still have broken trees or tree limbs on their private property.
City employees will also continue during this time to clean up tree limbs and downed trees on city properties like parks, recreation facilities, medians and arterial roadways, as well as city-owned trees on residential streets.
To find out if you have city-owned trees in your neighborhood, see our FAQ section at www.auroragov.org/trees or call 303-739-7177.
If residents would like to use their residential trash provider for limb removal, please contact your trash company to find out how branches should be prepared/bundled for pick up.
The City of Aurora Forestry Division cares for Aurora's urban forest, which includes city street trees and public trees in parks, medians and open spaces. Call us today at 303-739-7177.
FREE MULCH & 2015 FREE LOADER DATES
***Free Mulch event on May 10 canceled due to muddy conditions!***
Emerald Ash Borer
The emerald ash borer (EAB) insect is an invasive tree pest that was found in Boulder, CO in September, 2013. It has not been found anywhere in Aurora at this time, but it is expected to spread. Over the next decade, EAB has the potential to destroy more of Aurora's urban forest than any other disease or pest in history.
Freeze Damage on Trees
In early November 2014, we experienced a sudden and drastic freeze. Many trees along the Front Range are showing signs of freeze damage as a result. Instead of removing damaged trees at this time, we recommend waiting until later this spring to see if any viable buds come out of dormancy. Click for more information from the Colorado State Forest Service, or watch a video from Colorado State University.
See the updated Grid Pruning Map to track the Forestry crew's progress on scheduled maintenance for all City Street Trees.
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.
Phone: (303) 739-7177 Email: Trees@auroragov.org