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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  1. Andrew McDonald

    Forestry & Open Space Supervisor

  2. Jim Roemmelt

    Forestry Technician

  3. Kelsey Carter

    Operations Support Technician

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!

Tree City USA

Wheat Ridge has been a Tree City USA for over 40 years. 

Cities can achieve annual Tree City USA recognition by meeting four overarching standards. They include:

  1. Maintaining a tree board or department
  2. Having a community tree ordinance
  3. Spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry
  4. Celebrating Arbor Day

Learn more here

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