Free Loader Days
Mulch is very important to maintaining a healthy landscape as our climate is very arid. Five times a year, we host Free Loader Days for those who would like free mulch. We ask that you bring your own pick-up truck or open trailer, and we will load it for you. Or you can bring your own containers, shovel or pitch fork and fill them up with mulch yourself. For a complete list of our 2016 Free Loader Days, click here.
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.
List of Recommended Trees from the Colorado Tree Coalition.
Click here to apply for or renew an arborist license.
Emerald Ash Borer
The emerald ash borer insect is an invasive tree pest that was found in Boulder in 2013. It has not been found anywhere in Aurora at this time, but it is expected to spread. Over the next decade, this insect has the potential to destroy more of Aurora's urban forest than any other disease or pest in history.
From February until May, the Forestry Division will conduct an aggressive search for the emerald ash borer insect (EAB) in our community. Our goal is to collect over 500 branch samples from pre-selected city street trees across our city. We will do this to detect the presence of emerald ash borer larvae that have not yet emerged as adult beetles. So far, we have not detected any presence of this insect in the city of Aurora.