Welcome to the Parks and Recreation Forestry Division, we are dedicated to preserving Grand Junction's urban forest along with providing an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere for all visitors to City parks and facilities. It is our goal to educate the citizens of Grand Junction as to the importance of trees while maintaining Grand Junction's urban forest and properties to the highest of industry standards for health, safety and aesthetically pleasing value.
The Forestry Division plants, manages, and maintains the City’s trees in parks and City facilities, as well as trees on the public right of way within city limits. The health, safety and well being of each individual tree is dependent upon proper planting and care and a basic understanding of how trees grow. It is our goal to help the community understand the importance of trees while maintaining our City's Urban Forest. Due to our efforts Grand Junction has received the designation of “Tree City USA” for over 30 years in a row.
Tree Care Services
Tree services and anyone pruning trees for hire, must have a license in order to perform work within the City limits. Please click here for a list of Grand Valley Licensed Arborists or steps on how to become licensed.
Community Tree Care Services
These are services offered on City trees and properties within the city limits of Grand Junction. All services are only applicable to Right of Way trees. Please fill out the Tree Work Request Form to make a request.
*Tree pruning, removal and requests
*Hazard tree identification and inspection
*Insect and disease identification and control
*Memorial tree program
*Trees blocking traffic signs and signals
*Tree planting, questions and requests
*Tree mulch and fire wood program
Professional Tree Care Services
These are services for Licensing or Licensed Arborists
*General information, literature and presentations on trees
*Right of Way Tree Permit
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Community Tree Planting
In 2016, the Grand Junction Forestry Department and Forestry Advisory board started a Community Tree Planting program, picking one location a year to invite the community to join them for a day of giving back. In 2016, we planted over 70 trees up in the center medians of the Redlands Ridges, enhancing the scenic drive along the main road. 2017 brought a new project, where the community joined in helping enhance the newly developed landscape at the Las Colonias Amphitheater by planting 130 trees on property grounds.
If you would like to nominate an area for a Community Tree Planting project, please fill out the required application and submit it to our Forestry Department for consideration. This nomination is open to all community members residing in Grand Junction City Limits.
Community Tree Planting Application
Grand Junction Forestry Advisory Board
The Grand Junction Forestry Advisory Board, a group of dedicated volunteers, serves in an advisory capacity to the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Forestry Division and makes recommendations to the City Council for the adoption of rules and regulations pertaining to the tree service business in the city. Not only does the board hear complaints from citizens relating to the tree service business, but acts as a reviewing body for the purpose of determining professional qualifications and competence to engage in the business of cutting, pruning, spraying and removing trees. The board also gives written, oral, and practical licensing examinations.
Yard of the Month
The Grand Junction Forestry Board, Daily Sentinel, and the City of Grand Junction sponsor a "Yard of the Month” program. This program recognizes Grand Junction residents who demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their homes and landscapes making our community a better place to live. Take pride in your home and neighborhood and we might celebrate your efforts to enhance the appearance of our community!
To nominate someone for Yard of the Month, please fill out the required form. Nominations are open to all community members residing within Grand Junction City Limits.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Grand Junction Forestry Department has received several awards throughout the year. They have exemplified professionalism, commitment, knowledge, and a true passion for the service to and growth of the Grand Valley Canopy. For a full list of awards and descriptions, please click here.
- Tree City USA
- Growth Award
- Golf Leaf Award
- Arbor Day Celebration Award
For more information about Forestry:
Email Randy Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 970-254-3821.