2013 Order Form, Tree List and Descriptions
All trees purchased through this program must be planted within the Littleton city limits. Call 303-795-3766 for more information.
The City of Littleton continues its annual tree planting program with 15 species of trees available. The Tree Program is intended to encourage tree planting, species diversity and water conservation and is open to all property owners in the city. On Saturday, April 20, the city’s Tree Committee will distribute 215 trees. Program participants pay $30 for bare root trees and $45 for "balled and burlapped" (B & B) trees. These trees must be planted within the Littleton city limits.
All newly planted trees require regular watering, applied in all seasons, for three to four 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.
Seven types of trees will be provided in bare root form. Bare root trees are light and easy to handle but require immediate planting. The remaining eight species of trees are 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 PTOs, 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 Saturday, April 20 between 8 a.m. and noon at the Littleton 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 22 application deadline.
After this deadline call to check on tree availability. Call 303-795-3766 for more information.