Don't forget that Sept. 1 is the final day to apply for FREE trees from Denver Digs autumn tree giveaway. Applications are available online here, and will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. Citywide, there are 24 neighborhoods targeted to receive FREE trees based on income and the lack of tree canopy coverage. They are: Athmar Park, Baker, Barnum, Barnum West, Chaffee Park, Clayton, Cole, Elyria-Swansea, Five Points, Globeville, Green Valley Ranch, Jefferson Park, Lincoln Park, Montbello, Northeast Park Hill, Ruby Hill, Skyland, Sunnyside, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, West Colfax, Westwood, and Whittier.
Denver residents outside the targeted areas can purchase a shade tree for a very affordable $25, depending on availability. For residents who cannot afford the $25/tree fee but do not live in a target neighborhood, you may request a "Treeship" to receive your tree(s) for FREE.
Denver Digs has provided more than 42,000 affordable and free trees to Denver residents over the past 20 years. When you buy a $25 tree, you support the FREE tree program that makes Denver a healthier, greener city.