The City of Grand Junction's Urban Forestry program is dedicated to the protection and resiliency of Grand Junction's urban forest through the planting and management of trees in parks, city facilities, and along street rights-of-ways within city limits. Our goal is to help the community understand the importance of trees and the environmental services they provide while maintaining our city's Urban Forest.

 Root For Your Ash Program

Have you noticed a decline in your tree’s health? You may have an Ash tree on your property. We are here to help! Ash trees make up 20% of Grand Junction trees, and pests are killing these trees at an alarming rate. We are teaming up with tree care providers to deliver Grand Junction residents the opportunity to protect their Ash trees against these killer pests.

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Get to Know the Forestry Division


The Grand Junction Forestry Department has received several awards throughout the year. They have exemplified professionalism, commitment, knowledge, and a true passion for the service to and growth of the Grand Valley Canopy. Learn more about the National Arbor Day Foundation by visiting their website.

  • Growth Award presented for more than 20 years
  • Multiple recipient of the Golf Leaf Award
  • Recognized for Arbor Day celebrations
  • Tree City USA since 1982




The Drought Response Plan (DRIP) was designed to provide Governing Boards and City Councils with a set of options to consider when dealing with a prolonged drought event.
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Colorado State Forest Service

The mission of the Colorado State Forest Service is to achieve stewardship of Colorado’s diverse forest environments for the benefit of present and future generations.
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International Society of Arboriculture

Through research, technology, and education, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees.
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Colorado Tree Coalition

The Colorado Tree Coalition is a volunteer organization whose mission is “leading statewide efforts to preserve, renew, and enhance community forests.”
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Arbor Day Foundation

Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners.
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ISA Rocky Mountain Chapter

The International Society of Arboriculture is a professional organization dedicated to continuing education for arborists, tree care research, and serving tree care consumers around the world.
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Tri River Area Extension

The Tri River Area Extension’s job is to determine what issues, concerns, and needs are unique to each community, and offer sound and effective solutions.
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Trees Are Good

Trees Are Good is an educational website providing homeowners and other tree owners with reliable information regarding the benefits of trees and how to properly care for trees in an urban environment.
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