Northglenn cherishes its trees, recognizing their benefits to the environment, aesthetics and wellbeing of residents and visitors. Why else would we have it as part of our logo?
Christmas Tree Removal
For 2023, Residents can drop off Christmas tree at designated spots from Dec. 26 through Jan. 7 at the locations below.
Please remove tinsel and decorations from your tree. Trees dropped off will be turned into mulch that will be available to the public.
Residents can cut up their tree and put it in their trash cart. However, the lid must be closed.
Trees left on the curb will NOT be taken.
Yard Waste Mulching Center
Rather than throwing away tree branches and stumps, residents can bring them to the Green Waste Mulching Center. They are turned into mulch, which is free for the public to use. ▶ Click here for more information on the Yard Waste Mulching Center.
Memorial Tree Program
Do you have a person or event that you want to commemorate? Have a memorial tree planted or bench set in their honor.
Tree Work Alert
If you see a sign that says “SIDEWALK CLOSED TREE WORK AHEAD” - please avoid the area. City staff could be cutting down branches or performing some other maintenance to the tree. Being in the area could jeopardize your or their safety.
Tree branches must be maintained so they are at least 14 feet above the street and 8 feet above the sidewalk. Additionally, please don't let any foliage, whether that is trees, shrubbery or flowers, impede onto the sidewalk. Otherwise, it could cause a safety issue for motorists and pedestrians. Contact Neighborhood Services for questions or more information. ▶ Click here to report overhanging branches.
Dead and Diseased Trees
Trees and/or branches that are dead, broken, diseased or so infected by insects that they pose harm to nearby vegetation or pose a safety hazard to people or property must be removed. ▶ Click here to report dead or diseased trees or branches.
Trees in Northglenn
Tree City USA
In 2021, Northglenn was selected as a Tree City USA for the 31st straight year. As part of the award, City Council gives a proclamation every year for Arbor Day, and city staff plants a tree for the holiday, typically at an elementary school in Northglenn.
To ensure the city has a fresh crop of trees ready for planting when needed, city staff set up a nursery just south of the Northglenn Wastewaster Plant in Weld County. Previously, this land sat unused.
Having a diverse tree population that is well-suited to Northglenn’s climate, wildlife and insects saves time, money and the environment in the long run. ▶ See some of the trees that would be great for your yard.
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is a non-native, wood-boring beetle that is responsible for the death or decline of tens of millions of ash trees in the United States and Canada. As a non-native insect, EAB lacks predators in North America to keep it in check. ▶ Learn more about Emerald ash borer, and what you can do to prevent its spread.