Spring Tree Program


The 2016 Spring Tree Program has concluded.

Watch for information about the 2017 program next spring.

All trees purchased through this program must be planted within the Littleton city limits. Call 303-795-3766 for more information.

On April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon, the city will distribute more than 200 pre-ordered trees to Littleton residents at the Belleview Service Center. A number of trees will be available for walk-up purchase on this day. For more information about the Tree-Planting Program, call 303-795-3766.

The Spring Electronics Recycling Event will be held at the same time and place.

About the trees

All newly-planted trees require regular watering, applied in all seasons, for 3-4 years after planting. Most of the trees offered are considered low or low-moderate water-demand trees which require minimal supplemental watering, once established. Linden trees require more water and should be planted in areas with irrigation.

Five types of trees will be provided in bare root form. Bare root trees are light and easy to handle but require immediate planting. Three types of trees are provided in #7 air-pruned pots, a patented container about the size of a five-gallon bucket. The remaining nine species of trees are “balled & burlapped” (B&B), with root balls weighing 50 to 100 pounds. All of the trees will initially be five to 12 feet in height, with initial trunk calipers and mature sizes as indicated on the order form. They may be planted in the public right-of-way or on private property in the city, with an initial limit of six trees per single-family residential property. School PTO’s, businesses and homeowners associations are encouraged to purchase larger quantities. 

Participants must make arrangements to pick up and plant their own trees and are responsible for all maintenance, pruning and watering. The trees must be picked up on Saturday, April 23 between 8 a.m. and noon (postponed from Saturday, April 16) at the Belleview Service Center at 1800 West Belleview Avenue. Detailed tree planting instructions will be provided. Volunteers will plant trees for those who are physically unable.

Interested citizens should fill out the application and return it with a check payable to the City of Littleton. The trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis with a March 21 application deadline. After this deadline, call 303-795-3766 to check on tree availability.



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