Denver Digs Trees

The Denver Digs Trees program helps residents cultivate greener, healthier, more livable communities. The program provides Denver residents with affordable trees for planting on both public and private property. We offer a variety of species appropriate for Colorado's climate and the urban environment.

To improve tree survivorship and help the program become more cost-effective, we are combining our two tree distributions into a single distribution of both street and yard trees in the spring. These low-cost trees are available to all Denver residents, and we provide trees for especially low fees to residents in our 25 target neighborhoods. Find out which Denver neighborhood you live in.

All available trees have been reserved.  However, Waitlist Applications (complete with payment) will have a good chance of being fulfilled.  So we encourage you to complete and submit the Waitlist Application via email (, fax 303-722-8812, or mail.

You might also consider our Earth Day Yard Tree Sale and signing up to receive future notices when tree applications are available in the future.

The tree distribution will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014.  If you already applied, you will receive by mail a confirmation letter that includes the number and species of trees approved and your pick-up time and location.  For answers to frequently asked questions, including tree size and transport, please visit our FAQ page.


Planting Instructions                Tree Care Guidelines               Frequently Asked Questions

Street Trees

Street trees are 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.

Shade Trees For Your Yard

We provide low-cost shade trees for private property planting. Strategically planted, the shade of these medium or large 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 low-cost medium and large sized yard trees, The Park People hosts 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. Check here for updates about the tree sale.

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!


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