Trees and Open Space

The Parks Department encourages all property owners adjacent to open space or City property to help keep our green space clean and thriving.  For information on planting trees on both public and private property in Glenwood Springs please see the Glenwood Springs Municipal Code Title 090 - here.

The following is a list of desirable trees to be planted in City street rights-of-way for general street shading. The list consists of trees that have desirable growth characteristics and are likely to survive in the local conditions.

Sunburst and Shademaster Honeylocust
American Sentry Linden
Greenspire and Littleleaf Linden

Trees without a lot of local planting history:
Flowering Pear
Canada Red Chokecherry
Bur Oak
Lilac Tree
Turkish Filbert
Kentucky Coffee Tree
Russian Hawthorne
Golden Rain Tree

Maples, unless well protected, are being discouraged due to bark sun scald.
Ash trees are not selected for planting due to the potential Ash borer invasion.

Please contact the Parks Superintendent with questions or to complete the permit process.