Forestry

Tree branches hang over a river in Bear Creek Lake Park.

The City of Lakewood has received a Tree City USA award for 36 years running, and it's no mystery why.

The city boasts an extensive park system and miles of urban forests lining city streets. Parks staff have extensive experience maintaining approximately 6,000 trees within parks and 33,000 street trees. They also maintain the trees located in Lakewood's two public golf courses, Bear Creek Lake Park, Bear Creek Greenbelt, and William F. Hayden Park on Green Mountain.

Mulch pickup now available

Mulch is available until further notice for self-loading at the City Greenhouse, 9556 W Yale Ave.
Hours: Mon-Thu, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fri, 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m. 

Mulch is load yourself only, staff will not be available to assist.

Report Tree and Shrub Concerns

To report a concern, please submit a query via Request Lakewood.

A City of Lakewood pesticide notification flag rests on grass.

This calendar is for informational purposes only and is an estimate of when application operations will occur. Two months of planning will continuously be displayed throughout the year with the earlier month dropping off after it passes. Schedules can be altered by weather, equipment problems, and staff availability.  

Park visitors should always look for warning flags (pictured) that are posted immediately after an operation and are left in place for 72 hours.

CALENDAR KEY

 Broadleaf Weed Control 
 Noxious Weed Control 
 Aquatic Weed Control 
 Urban Forest Pest Control 
 Fertilizer Applications 

MAY 2020
JUNE 2020
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About City Pesticide Use

Lakewood Parks is very cautious with the use of pesticides in order to protect our environment and park users. Our staff have extensive training and certifications, wear protective clothing and do not use any glyphosates in the parks system.

Other Lakewood pesticide facts:

  • Staff only spot spray as needed.
  • There are four pesticide free parks in Lakewood including Rampart, Taft, Lakewood Estates and Ken Knutsen Parks.
  • Staff use horticultural vinegar as a burn down product for weeds whenever possible. Pesticides are categorized by toxicity rating from “caution” to “warning” and finally “danger.” Lakewood Parks uses products that are labeled with the lowed toxicity rating of “caution.”
  • Lakewood Parks does not treat outside of the parks system and will not treat private property.

For more information, contact the Parks Division at 720-963-5240.

 

Contact Us

Our knowledgeable Parks Division staff can provide information regarding the topic listed below. To speak with a staff member, contact the Parks Division at 720-963-5240.

  • Insect and disease problems.
  • Tree selection, planting and maintenance.
  • Hazardous trees and tree inspections.
  • Arbor Day activities.
  • Locating a licensed arborist. 
  • Vegetation ordinance-related issues.