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Free Trees from The Park People

Applications for free and low-cost trees from the Park People’s Denver Digs Trees program are due February 15th. Organizers say some species are already starting to sell out. Planting new trees is an excellent way to combat the expected loss of trees from the emerald ash borer. To complete an application or get more information, text ‘TREE’ to 797979, visit www.TheParkPeople.org or call 303-722-6262 for a paper application.

The program provides all street trees for free. Street trees are those planted in a public right-of-way. Yard trees are $10 for residents who live in targeted neighborhoods selected based on their low tree coverage, including Athmar Park, Auraria, Baker’ Barnum, Barnum West, Chaffee Park, Clayton, Cole, College View/South Platte, East Colfax, Elyria-Swansea, Five Points, Globeville, Green Valley Ranch, Jefferson Park, Lincoln Park, Mar Lee, Montbello, Northeast Park Hill, Overland, Ruby Hill, Skyland, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, West Colfax, Westwood and Whittier.

Trees are $35 for homeowners in other neighborhoods. ‘Treeships’ for free yard trees are also available to people experiencing financial hardship.

Additionally, check out this new tool that lets you see how your neighborhood is doing as it relates to tree coverage and what types of trees are in your neighborhood! Click here to get your neighborhood's "report card."