Office of the City Forester

Denver’s street trees are under regulation of the City Forester, but their maintenance is a responsibility shared by adjacent property owners. 

Permits are required prior to the removal or planting of any street trees. Request a permit by sending an email to including a description of the work to be done.

The Office of the City Forester is responsible for:

  • The direct maintenance of public trees within parks and designated parkways
  • Oversight of privately maintained trees, per Municipal Code, Chapter 57, and taking actions to improve the overall quality of Denver’s urban tree canopy

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