Denver Digs Trees

The Denver Digs Trees program helps residents cultivate greener, healthier, more livable communities. The program provides Denver residents with free and low-cost trees for planting on both public and private property. We offer a variety of species specially selected for Colorado's climate and the urban environment.

** Please Note:  The application period for Denver Digs Trees in 2015 has concluded.  Applications for low-cost and free street and yard trees will be available in early January 2016... so stay tuned! **


The tree distribution will be held in spring of 2016, exact date TBD. 

These low-cost trees are available to Denver residents, businesses, nonprofitt organizations, and schools. We provide trees for especially low fees to residents in our 24 target neighborhoods. Find out which Denver neighborhood you live in.

To get a feel for the tree species offered in 2015, view pages 4 and 5 of this PDF document. Please note that species for 2016 will vary.  Availability will be limited, so make sure to submit your application early for best chance of getting your favorite species!

Looking for fruit trees or ornamental trees for your yard?  Consider shopping our Earth Day Yard Tree Sale!


Planting Instructions                Tree Care Guidelines               Frequently Asked Questions

Street Trees

Street trees are planted close to the curbside in the "tree lawn" between the sidewalk and curb or, in areas with no tree lawn, 10 feet into the yard from the curb. Street trees beautify our neighborhoods and improve our quality of life, including traffic calming, decreased crime, improved air and water quality, and enhanced property values.

Shade Trees For Your Yard

We provide low-cost shade trees for private property planting. Strategically planted, the shade of these medium or large trees can reduce the amount of energy needed to cool your home, which results in lower energy bills and less carbon released into the atmosphere. These trees also enhance property values, buffer noise, and provide shelter for birds and other wildlife.

Earth Day Yard Tree Sale

In addition to providing low-cost street trees and low-cost medium and large sized yard trees, The Park People is also pleased to host our annual Earth Day Yard Tree Sale. This sale is held in conjunction with tree distribution day and offers great prices on quality trees. Sale proceeds support the cost of the heavily subsidized and free trees we offer each year. Depending on availability, the sale has frequently included small ornamental trees, trees with striking fall color, and fruit trees.  Check back in 2016 for more details!

All trees planted through Denver Digs Trees are registered with the City's Mile High Million tree campaign. So your new tree(s) will become part of this Denver metro area effort!


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