ReLeaf Westy Tree Sale

Trees are available for purchase through the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department for $70 plus tax. The city buys trees from the Colorado Tree Coalition and sells them to the community at cost. The purpose of this program is to encourage tree planting and tree diversity with trees that are affordable and small enough for a homeowner to handle. Trees will be available for purchase starting Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. 

Program Details: 
• Trees are 6-12 feet tall and 30-50 pounds. 
Orders are accepted starting Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 and then trees must be picked up in mid-April 2021. An email will be sent out with details of the time and location of the tree pickup.
• Limit three trees per household. 
• Trees must be purchased by Westminster residents and planted within city limits. 
• Limited supply, call for availability. 
• Payment is non-refundable and no warranty is available. 
• Trees can only be reserved when payment is received. 

Orders may be placed online or by calling 303-658-2192.

2021 Trees Offered: 
• Large shade trees – Shumard Red Oak, Bur Oak, Kentucky Coffeetree, Hardy Rubbertree,  Northern Catalpa, Hackberry and Bald Cyprus
• Small ornamental trees – Eastern Redbud, Hot Wings Maple and Chanticleer Pear

View photos and descriptions of trees.

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ReLeaf Westy Tree REBATE Program

The Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department offers a $60 rebate for trees planted by Westminster residential property owners that meet the program requirements. This program is designed to encourage residents to plant trees to improve their own property, as well as to enhance the community. Planting trees near streets help shade and cool the environment.

Program Requirements:

• Trees must be planted within city limits. 
• Tree must have a minimum purchase price of $80. 
• Tree must be one of those listed in the program or approved by the city forester. 
• Tree must be planted in the front yard of the property. 
• Completed application forms along with a copy of your receipt showing your tree purchase must be submitted to the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department by Oct. 31. 
• Rebates are subject to verification of fulfilling requirements. 
• Funding is limited, and rebates are on a first come/first served basis. 
• Trees purchased through the ReLeaf Westy Tree Sale and planted in the front yard are eligible for a $25 rebate.

Application

More information - Contact City Forester John Kasza at 303-658-2559.

Eligible Shade Trees - Hackberry, Linden varieties, Thornless Honeylocust varieties, Norway Maple varieties, Autumn Blaze Maple, Sugar Maple, Western Catalpa, Bur Oak, Northern Red Oak, Swamp White Oak, English Oak, London Plane tree, Kentucky Coffee Tree, Japanese Pagoda tree.

Eligible Ornamental Trees - Thinleaf alder, Canada red cherry, Crabapple varieties, Golden Raintree, Hawthorn varieties, European hornbeam, Amur and Tatarian maple, Newport plum, Serviceberry, Japanese Tree Lilac, Pear and Eastern Redbud.

Eligible Evergreen Trees - Eastern Red Cedar, Rocky Mountain Juniper, Austrian Pine, Bristlecone Pine, Limber Pine, Pinyon Pine, Ponderosa Pine, Southwestern Whitle Pine, Black Hills Spruce and Colorado Spruce.

Tree Donations

Property owners often find that they have trees on their property that have outgrown their planting site or are simply in the way of new development. Frequently these trees are in excellent shape, and still have the potential for decades of new growth. The City of Westminster Forestry Section will consider these trees for donation to City Parks and other public properties if the property owner would rather not have the trees destroyed. Here are a few items that must be considered when a tree is evaluated for donation:

  • tree must be in good-to-excellent health to be successfully transplanted by hand or with a tree spade;
  • trunk of the tree (measured 12 inches above ground level) cannot exceed 12 inches in diameter;
  • tree must be accessible by appropriate machinery; and
  • underground utilities can prevent tree donations when they are found to be within the dig area.

If you would like to have your potential tree donation evaluated by the city forester, please call 303-658-2559.