ROW Tree Care Assistance Project


The City has seen many residents come forward with requests for help with right-of-way tree care and removal. The city street tree ordinance states the homeowners are responsible for the care of trees in the right-of-way adjacent to their home, which may sometimes be difficult for homeowners to budget for. Due to the increase in requests and the serious need for tree work to be done in the right of way, city council approved a one-time reimbursement program to assist residents with tree care expenses. This program is intended to provide limited financial support to treat, prune, and/or remove and replace high risk trees in order to provide a resilient urban tree canopy for today and future generations.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Financial assistance is available to City of Glenwood Springs residential property owners only.
  • Only one grant request per parcel and per resident will be approved each calendar year.
  • Tree must be assessed by a City employed certified arborist to determine eligibility. ISA standards and application will be used to determine qualifying level of need for assistance. Trees must meet site suitability and risk rating criteria.
  • Trees must be in the adjacent public right of way of the parcel owner requesting assistance.
  • Candidacy of trees to be considered for approval is determined via a free risk assessment and list of qualifying factors predetermined through ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) standardized hazard assessments and census based socioeconomic data to help determine what areas and trees are in greatest need.

Award Details: 

A maximum of $2,000 can be paid for qualifying trees, and will be paid directly to qualifying vendors that are contracted with the city. Upon application approval or parcel selection, the parcel owner will receive a quote for services. Up to $2,000 may be approved for removal and replacement, up to $1,200 for pruning (for hazard or health), OR up to $500 for treatment may be approved. The parcel owner must sign an agreement with the approved contractor selected by the City to pay any remaining amount due beyond the approved amount. Stump removal will not approved for financial assistance, but can be paid for at the owners expense. Candidacy of contractors is determined by approved vendors who are selected via the City's Request For Proposal process to help reduce costs to both the city and to residents.


If you have a tree in the right-of-way that may qualify for our program, please fill out this online form and email it to Any photos you can include in your email are very helpful.

UPON APPLICATION SUBMISSION: Please allow up to 30 days for a response. Applications are being reviewed on a monthly basis to help prioritize greatest risk and most qualifying trees first.