City Arborist Matt Besecker, (970) 375-7383

Neighborhood and street trees provide shade for streets and parking areas, add to the value of your property, cool the air, and absorb carbon dioxide.

Urban Forestry Collage

Community Forest Management Plan

Community Forest Management Plan (PDF)

City of Durango receives 40th Tree City USA award

Tree City USA is an Arbor Day Foundation program that has been greening up cities and towns across America since 1976. It is a nationwide movement that provides the framework necessary for communities to manage and expand their public trees. The City of Durango is among more than 3,400 communities that have made the commitment to being a Tree City USA.

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Parks & Recreation Forestry Division maintains 11,328 trees in Durango and continues to plant adaptable trees to grow a diverse, healthy and sustainable urban forest.

Arbor Day Foundation Web Graphic

Colorado State Forest Service

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Peter Carver Memorial Forest Project

The Peter Carver Memorial Forest Project, at Chapman Hill, has been partially funded by a grant from the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association Foundation with generous support from Leanin' Tree, Inc.

Irrigation and Landscape Standards

Irrigation and Landscape Standards (PDF)