Denver Digs Trees

The Denver Digs Trees program helps residents cultivate greener, healthier, more livable communities. This unique program provides Denver residents with free and low-cost trees for planting on both public and private property. We offer a variety of species specially selected for Colorado's climate and the urban environment.

 Missed Denver Digs Trees Distribution day?  Want to be kep t 'in the loop' for next year?!

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NEW! We are excited to partner with the Denver Forestry Office to bring you FREE TREES through the 'BeASmartAsh' campaign.  Learn more about this destructive insect and APPLY TODAY! Trees are available to any one with enough space.  You do NOT NEED AN ASH TREE to qualify! 


Helpful Info:

Denver Digs Trees focuses on providing medium and large sized shade trees for planting within the City of Denver.

ALL Denver residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and schools are eligible to apply for free and low-cost trees!

Residents in our low tree-canopy TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS are eligible to apply for especially discounted trees.  


VIEW 2016 TREE SPECIES DESCRIPTIONS (scroll to pages 4 and 5)

Looking for fruit or flowering trees for your yard?  Consider shopping our Earth Day Tree Sale, check back in 2017 for more info.

All trees planted through Denver Digs Trees are registered with the City's MILE HIGH MILLION tree campaign. So your new tree(s) will become part of this Denver metro area effort!



Planting Instructions                Tree Care Guidelines               Frequently Asked Questions 


Street Trees

We provide Street Trees to be planted close to the curbside in the "tree lawn" between the sidewalk and curb or, in areas with no tree lawn, 10 feet into the yard from the curb. Street trees beautify our neighborhoods and improve our quality of life, including traffic calming, decreased crime, improved air and water quality, and enhanced property values.

Yard Trees

We also provide a limited number of low-cost Yard Trees, for private property planting. Strategically planted, the shade of these trees can reduce the amount of energy needed to cool your home, which results in lower energy bills and less carbon released into the atmosphere. These trees also enhance property values, buffer noise, and provide shelter for birds and other wildlife.

Earth Day Yard Tree Sale

In addition to providing low-cost Street Trees and Yard Trees, The Park People is also pleased to host our annual Earth Day Yard Tree Sale. This sale is held in conjunction with tree distribution day and offers great prices on quality trees. Sale proceeds support the cost of the heavily subsidized and free trees we offer each year. Depending on availability, the sale has frequently included small ornamental trees, trees with striking fall color, and fruit trees.


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