Hazardous Tree Services Grant Program

City of Wheat Ridge Hazardous Tree Services Grant Program 

The City of Wheat Ridge will be providing aid to qualifying residents for not only hazardous tree removal, but also pruning or treatment services. The Hazardous Tree Services Grant Program is a matching grant providing 50% up to $1,500 for removal, 50% up to $1,000 for pruning on unhealthy or hazardous trees, OR 50% up to $500 for treatment of unhealthy or hazardous trees. 

Candidacy of trees for the program is to be determined by, and at the full discretion of the City Forester, based on a free assessment and list of qualifying factors. Following the City Forester’s assessment, qualifying applicants must seek immediate tree services from an approved list of contractors. Property owners will be required to pay for the tree work and will be reimbursed by the City through grant funds after the tree work is completed.  

*Stump removal is not included in the grant program and is a separate cost incurred by the property owner. Tree treatments do not include fertilization. Once online forms are made available, qualifying applicants will receive assessments and funding on a first come, first served basis. Residential and commercial property owners may apply, although trees interfering with utilities such as power lines will not be considered (contact utility company). Trees and limbs recently damaged by a weather event (storm damage) will not be considered. Available to City of Wheat Ridge residential and commercial property owners only, one tree and type of service per property.

See program overview here (PDF).

Applications for the 2023 Hazardous Tree Services Grant are CLOSED due to all funds being allocated. Stay tuned for more information on a program in 2024. 

*Application will be open till all funds have been awarded or September 4th at midnight, whichever occurs first.