Office of the City Forester

May 20-21, 2022: With most trees fully leafed out, they may be prone to damage or failure due to heavy spring snow. Learn more about how to remove snow and manage fallen trees and branches.

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

Find more information and tree resources: