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For Immediate Release  • April 5, 2013
Staff Contact: Susan Spaulding, Community Relations Specialist, 303-651-8799

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Tree Program


Tree Pruning Program Helps Those in Need

Longmont Arborists Providing Free Services to Qualified Individuals


April 5, 2013 - Through a program called Treasure Our Trees, residents of Longmont who own their home and can’t afford to have their trees pruned or dead trees removed can apply for one-time tree work donated by tree care companies licensed to work in Longmont.

These companies have donated their time and work to help maintain the look and health of Longmont’s urban forest. They understand the fragile nature of the eco system and the impact that healthy trees make to the environment and have agreed to work with the City of Longmont to provide free pruning services those in need.

Several tree care professionals will be recognized by the mayor and city council during a proclamation ceremony on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 pm in the City Council chambers located at 350 Kimbark St.

At the council meeting Longmont Mayor Dennis Coombs will proclaim April 20 as Arbor Day in Longmont and encourage Longmont residents to participate in an Arbor Day tree planting at Roger’s Grove on Saturday, April 20, 9 am to noon.


April Events Focus on Environment

Clean-up Green-up

Community Wide Spring Cleaning runs April 6 to April 30. The Kick-off event is Saturday,

April 6 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am at the City of Longmont, Sunset Campus, 7 So. Sunset St.

There will be coffee, juice and donuts to energize with before collecting the famous

35 gallon orange trash and recycle bags and hitting the streets of Longmont. You can pick

the area you want to clean up or we can give you an area that needs cleaning up. Can’t make it

On Saturday? Call Lore Blattner at 303-651-8955 or email:

Arbor Day

Saturday, April 20 9 am to 12 pm, Public invited to plant native trees along the shore line at Fairgrounds

Lake adjacent to Rogers Grove. Volunteers encouraged to bring shovels, gloves and wear appropriate work

attire. Make a difference by planting a tree!

Weed Control Crew

Noxious weeds are one of the most serious threats to our public lands. They degrade the environment,

reduce agricultural production, and interfere with outdoor recreation. Weed control volunteers will help

control these invaders by digging, pulling, and clipping on public lands throughout the city, including some

properties not open to the public. Meet new friends, explore new lands, and make a real difference.

Volunteer for a day or all year long. We can use your help! All ages and experience welcome. For more

information or to apply, please contact Jim Krick at 303-651-8451 or

Downtown Longmont Clean and Green Event

The Longmont Downtown Development Association will host a clean and Green event Saturday April

27, 8:30 am to noon. Refreshments provided. Contact Emily at 303-651-8484 ext. 4 or


City Wide Spring Branch Special Collection

Residences North of 9th Avenue will be collected April 8 to12 (Place limbs curbside by 7am Monday April

8). Residences South of 9th Avenue will be collected April 15 to 19. (Place limbs curbside by 7am Monday

April 15th). Limbs and branches must be cut no more than 6 feet long, no larger than 6 inches in diameter,

and placed in bundles no more than 3 feet in diameter. For more information call 303-651-8416 or on the

web at

Adopt-A-Park or Greenway Section

Please join the City’s Adopt-A-Park or Greenway program and help keep Longmont Clean and Green all year

long! Numerous locations are available for adoption. To Adopt–A-Park or Greenway section call us at 303-