Water by Trail
Park Welcome Sign
Grassy Area


The Forestry Section within the Parks, Forestry, and Open Space Division provides planning and maintenance for trees and other plant material on all public right of way and City-owned property to ensure a safe and beautiful tree canopy.


  • The City of Wheat Ridge is conducting a Tree Inventory of the city's publicly-owned trees.
  • Refer to Private Property Assistance for information regarding Organic Waste.
  • Quick Guide for Storm-Damaged Trees and First Aid Tips for snow-damaged trees.
  • Newly planted trees need water. See how you can help!
  • Free mulch is available year-round to all Wheat Ridge citizens at Prospect Park, located at 44th and Robb, next to the tennis courts.
  • Licensed Tree Care: The City of Wheat Ridge licenses tree care companies that meet the requirements set by City Code.
  • All licensed tree companies appear on the Licensed Tree Care Companies List. If you are interested in obtaining a license, print out the Application for Arborist License.
  • Insect Monitoring Traps are helping our trees. Find out more!
  • Memorial Tree Donation Program: The Memorial Tree Donation Program lets you remember a loved one by planting a tree in his or her honor in one of the City of Wheat Ridge parks. View the Memorial Tree Application for more information.
  • Gardens: Try your hand at gardening in the community garden program at Happiness Gardens.

Private Property Assistance

The following are to assist citizens with various private landscape issues: