Forestry

Responsibilities

The City Forestry operation is responsible for maintenance of the city's urban forest.

Trees in the parks, on the sidewalks, and in the medians are all cared for by the Brighton Parks and Recreation Forestry Division. With a large inventory of street and park trees the Forestry Division always has a busy day. Like any living and growing thing, trees require water, air, sunlight, and a little TLC.

Tree Limb Drop Off

The City of Brighton provides a free tree limb drop off site for residents who live in the city limits of Brighton, please call 303-655-2089 to schedule a drop off. Proof of residency is required

If you live outside the Brighton city limits you can drop off your tree limbs at Select Materials located in Fort Lupton. View Select Materials website. The first load is free with the purchase of any material. They are located at 17269 County Road 12, Fort Lupton, phone 303-857-4688. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Preferred Perennial List

Tree Trimming

All persons engaged in the business of performing tree care and landscaping (spraying) in Brighton must have a license. The Contractor's License and Tree Care addendum must both be completed and submitted to our One Stop Customer Service Center at City Hall:
500 S Fourth Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601

Documents

Tree Recommendations

There are many different tree species that grow throughout the City of Brighton, it is critical that you choose the right tree and location to get the most from your tree. View the approved list of trees (PDF) from the forestry division gives more information.

Printable Tree Recommendation List (PDF)