2022 was a year of dedicated efforts to grow the city’s urban canopy for a…
Spring has sprung and Denver residents are preparing their gardens for the summer months ahead. While we’re certain you have flowers on the mind, your trees deserve your love and attention too! The Be a Smart Ash team will be on-site next month at the Denver Botanic Gardens Spring Plant Sale to discuss all your questions about ash trees. Ask us about our ruthless plan to foil the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and take a selfie with the fearless and rugged Smart Ash.
The city of Denver manages the ash tree population in public spaces and in the right-of-way, but any ash trees on your property are your responsibility. The fight against EAB is real as it’s only a matter of time until they are found in our beautiful city. You can have a tree care professional treat your tree or remove and replace it with one of these City Forester-approved trees (some of which you might be able to get for free). With your help, we can maintain the long-term stability of our urban canopy.
The event details are below. As always, you can follow us on Twitter at @BeASmartAsh in the meantime. We look forward to seeing you!
What: Denver Botanic Gardens Spring Plant Sale
When: Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
Cost: Admission is free and prices vary for plants – both cash and credit cards are accepted
Bring: A cart, wheelbarrow or wagon to haul your treasure
Enjoy: Complimentary valet to load your purchases directly into your car
Sneak peek: Over-achievers who want a sneak preview of the plants available for sale on Saturday can attend a ticketed event on Thursday, May 9 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the gardens. Tickets sell out quickly and cost $45. You’ll have access to expert horticulturists, appetizers, wine, beer and plants.