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For storm related tree limb drop off, the Parks, Recreation & Open Space department has opened a drop-off site - daily through May 1 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Lowry Park, 1001 Dayton St. Only storm damage/tree limbs will be accepted (no other debris or trash). For questions regarding tree limb drop off please call Forestry at 303.739.7177.

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Tree Limb Drop Off Site
Citizens left with downed tree limbs and branches following the spring snowstorm can haul their tree limbs to Lowry Park, 1001 N. Dayton Street. The site will be open April 18 - May 1 from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Please note: Tree limbs ONLY, no other debris/trash will be accepted.

City employees are hard at work cleaning up after the storm as they assess and clean up broken and downed trees on city properties like parks, recreation facilities, medians and arterial roadways, as well as city-owned trees on residential streets.

Tree debris will be turned into mulch; residents who would like to receive free mulch can access the mulch pile at the Hampden/Dawson site listed below. It is open to the public every day, and the city holds monthly Free Loader Days offering mulch loading assistance on April 23, May 7, June 25, July 23 and August 27.

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.
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Arbor Day Tree Sale, April 23

These trees could be yours! Join our tree sale - now on April 23 - beginning at 10 a.m. until sell out.
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Free Loader Days are back! You bring your pick-up truck or open trailer, we will load it with mulch!

2016 Saturdays: April 23, May 7, June 25, July 23, Aug 27 from 8 a.m. - 12 Noon or while supplies last.

The city's mulch pile is located at 14201 E. Hampden Avenue, outside the water treatment facility just off of Dawson St. on the west side.
The pile is outside and accessible 24/7. Bring your own containers, shovel or pitch fork to load your mulch - or come to a Free Loader Saturday!

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See the updated Grid Pruning Map to track the Forestry crew's progress on scheduled maintenance for all City Street Trees.

Learn more about Licensed Arborists.

Tree Inspections

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.

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Phone: (303) 739-7177     Email: Trees@auroragov.org
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