Once again, we’re excited
to partner with our friends at Denver Public Works, Denver Recycles and Ace Hardware to give away FREE 5-packs
of compostable 30-gallon paper leaf bags to help Denver residents keep leaves
out of landfills!
Unlike plastic bags, these brown
paper bags can be composted along with the leaves; saving time and reducing
plastic waste in our landfills. This fall, Be a Smart Ash and compost your leaves.
Halloween is upon us! Do you know what’s spooky? Zombie trees.
Zombie trees are those that are still standing upright but are dead inside from a variety of environmental factors; disease, insect infestation, improper pruning and lack of water. They might look alive but these ticking time bombs will eventually topple over, posing a real danger to both the public and your property. If you have a zombie tree, a strong wind could easily send it toppling over and cost you thousands of dollars in damages – to your yard, roof, vehicles or wherever it may land.
Symptoms of a zombie tree:
that is decaying, missing or showing breakage
and/or falling branches
we have early fall snows and high winds in Colorado, Denver residents should
always be mindful of the health of the trees on their property,” said Sara
Forestry Program Manager in the Office of the City Forester.
you live in Denver and own property, you are responsible for:
Cleanup of debris from trees on private property and from trees within the public right-of-way adjacent to their property. (Limbs on the ground are considered debris. Property owners can hire any company to haul limbs away – for this type of work, the company does NOT have to be a licensed tree contractor.)
Pruning needs of private property trees and trees within the public right-of-way adjacent to your property.
Unfortunately, there are times when the
safety of the public necessitates that the work be completed immediately and
Denver Forestry cannot allow time for the property owner to find a licensed tree professional. When a
tree or limb is blocking safe access to the street or right-of-way, Denver
Forestry has an on-call contractor remove the limb or tree and bills the
property owner for the work.