Contact the Forestry Team


General Inquiries:

forestry@denvergov.org
Phone: 720-913-0651
Fax: 720-913-0787

City Forester
Michael Swanson | 720-865-0402

Forestry Regulations Manager
Jim Myer
720-913-0681 (office) | 303-880-5786 (mobile)

Forestry Operations Manager
Ben Rickenbacker
720-865-0405 (office) | 502-741-4323 (mobile)


Special Programs:

Plant a Tree, Be a Smart Ash, and other forestry initiatives:

Forestry Supervisor
Doug Schoch | 720-913-0661

Operations Assistant
Lexi Brewer | 720-913-5832


Public Right-of-Way, Private Property & Inspections

Forestry Supervisor
Jeff Meyer 
720-913-0678 (office) | 720-446-9175 (mobile) 

District 1, Northwest
Michelle Ferguson
720-913-0692 (office) | 303-910-2491 (mobile)

District 2, Northeast
Chris LaCroix
720-913-0644 (office) | 720-682-0540 (mobile)

District 3, Southwest
Patrick LaPhilliph
720-913-1568 (office) | 720-235-8824 (mobile)

District 4, Southeast
Paul Cancik
720-913-0680 (office) | 303-229-7723 (mobile)


Development & Plan Review

Senior Forestry Inspectors:

Residential East
Kiki Romero | 720-913-0649

Residential West
James Sudderth | 720-913-0523

Plan Review Specialists:

Commercial Projects
Eric Huetig | 720-913-0752

Utility & CIP
Nick Evers | 720-913-1524

Park Projects
Darren Potucek316-304-2366


Park & Parkway Inquiries

Operations Supervisors:

West District & Plant Health Care
Rich Wilson
720-865-0404 (office) | 303-704-3678 (mobile)

Downtown & Southeast District
Ted Berg
720-865-0406 (office) | 720-788-3765 (mobile)

Northeast & Mountain Parks
Paul Cancik 
720-865-0400 (office) | 303-886-0430 (mobile)

Nursery
Leo Darras
720-865-0408 (office) | 720-233-6627 (mobile)