Don’t forget your permit to remove trees in the public right-of-way!
Be careful before grabbing that chainsaw! Even if you are experienced with power tools, sometimes it’s just easier to call the pros. N & D Tree will work with you to ensure that all city guidelines and permit regulations are met before, during, and cleanup after the job is completed.
Safety and quality of service is N & D Tree’s dedication to you! N & D Tree ensures all safety precautions are taken, as well as carrying insurance to prevent damage to you and your property while N & D Tree is on the job.
Tree removal in Colorado is best done before the ground freezes. For the Denver and Front Range area, it is recommended to remove a tree before September or October unless it is a hazard. In the case of it causing a hazard, it should be removed immediately, regardless of the time of year.
Importance of Removing Dead and Dying Trees
Fire and falling tree branches are a major concern for utility companies and their overhead power lines. Due to Denver’s exceedingly dry climate, dead and dying trees act as fuel waiting for a spark to light it up. For this reason, power companies work to fulfill their due diligence by using light detection and ranging technology to spot dying trees near their overhead power lines. However, residents are still encouraged to notify the city if a tree is a hazard to a power line and sits on city property, or to have it removed if it lays on their property. During winter, branches freeze and become weighted down with snow and ice. This can cause them to break, or fall on power lines, or damage privately owned structures. If a power line falls close to a dead or dying tree, it can potentially catch fire, even in the dead of winter due to Denver’s exceedingly dry climate.
Denver Tree Regulations
In Denver, it is against city code to remove a tree within the public right-of-way, even if it’s on your property. Denver Recreation (? explain) issues permits to residents wishing to remove a tree encroaching on their property or which has become a hazard. According to The City of Denver, trees not in the public right of way that are growing entirely on a resident’s property can be removed without a permit.