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2017 Spring Tree Program

Post Date:02/07/2017 2:10 p.m.

To place a tree order, complete the order form above and return it with a check payable to City of Littleton by March 20. The trees are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 303-795-3766 for more information.

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 22, the city’s Tree Committee will distribute 230 trees, which cost $35 each for bare-root trees and $50 each for #7 container trees. These trees must be planted within the Littleton city limits.

Six types of trees will be provided in bare-root form, which means they are light and easy to handle but require immediate planting. Twelve types of trees will be provided in #7 containers about the size of a five-gallon bucket, usually weighing 20 to 30 pounds. All of the trees will initially be five to twelve feet in height. 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. Schools, businesses, and homeowners associations are encouraged to purchase larger quantities.

Most of the trees offered are considered low or low-moderate water-demand trees, which require minimal supplemental watering, once established. Trees requiring more water should be planted in areas with irrigation. When choosing a tree, participants should consider mature heights and widths for specific planting locations. 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 22 between 8 a.m. and noon at the city’s Belleview Service Center at 1800 West Belleview Avenue. Detailed tree planting instructions will be provided and volunteers will plant trees for those who are physically unable.

 

 

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