Forestry

Responsibilities

Forestry is responsible for the care and maintenance of all trees on City-owned property, including parks, open space, public spaces, streets and right-of-ways.

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Tree Inventory

Wheat Ridge uses a comprehensive geographic information system (GIS) tool to take inventory and conduct assessments of all trees on City-owned property. The inventory helps establish work plans and priorities by:

  • Providing current reports on overall tree condition
  • Identifying trees that need to be pruned or removed
  • Revealing any systemic problems with disease or pests
  • Identifying distribution of tree species according to height, size, and other characteristics
  • Identifying locations with sufficient space for future planting

Insect Traps

The City uses non-toxic pheromone traps to monitor insect pests that may cause damage to trees and shrubs in parks and right-of-ways. The traps survey a variety of problematic insects to help Forestry maintain healthy trees in our community.

You may see these cardboard or light weight plastic traps varying in shape and size throughout City parks during the spring and summer months. All traps are labeled. 

Please do not disturb.

Love Our Trees

Newly planted trees along the Wheat Ridge Greenbelt are thirsty, show them some love by giving them a drink. Throughout the summer, you’ll find buckets or watering cans at the trees that you can fill with creek water. Please return buckets before you leave. 

Thanks for loving our community trees!