RESIDENCY: You must plant your Denver Digs tree within the City and County limits of Denver. Planting locations can include public and private property plantings at residences, businesses, non-profits, churches, schools, and more. You may apply to plant a street tree or a yard tree.
Street Trees: For planting along the street (in the public right-of-way). These trees may be planted either in the 'tree lawn' (area between the sidewalk and the curb) or, in the absence of a tree lawn, at a distance of 10 feet from the curb.
Yard Trees: For planting in your yard (on private property). These trees may be planted in front, back, or side yards. At a site without a 'tree lawn' these are any trees planted 11 feet or more from the curb.
SPACING: Trees need room to grow. Your planting site(s) must meet the following spacing requirements:
Medium to Large Trees: shall be spaced thirty-five (35) feet apart and may be varied from 25-40’ if consistent with the canopy width at maturity per the species descriptions and if such spacing allows for avoidance of other requirements such as streetlights or utilities.
Ornamental (Small) Trees: shall be spaced twenty (20) feet apart and may be varied from 15-25’ apart if consistent with the canopy width at maturity per the species descriptions and if such spacing allows for avoidance of other requirements such as existing/proposed infrastructure, including streetlights and utilities.
Measure your site before beginning your application!
Each tree costs us over $175 to provide. Our generous sponsors and donors offset this cost through their contributions.
- Standard: $35 per tree
- Focus Neighborhood: $10 per tree
- 'Treeship' Fee Waiver: Applicants facing financial hardship may apply to receive all trees FREE
We know you'll have questions. We've been doing this for 40 years, our Frequently Asked Questions page has answers to most of them - check it out!