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 is continuing its annual tree planting program with 17 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 16, the city will distribute more than 200 trees. Program participants will pay $35 for bare root trees and $50 for container and balled & burlapped trees. These trees must be planted within the Littleton city limits.
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 16 between 8 a.m. and noon 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.