Tree Care Information

  1. Berthoud Recommended Trees

Deciduous trees allowed along right-of-way or on public lands.

  • Oak (Quercus sp.) : Bur*, Chinkapin*, Chesnut*, English*, Shumard*, Texas Red*, Heritage*, Bur-gambel Hybrid*, Fastigate English*, Crimson Spire*.
  • Elm (Ulmus sp.): Choice City*, Prospector*, Accolade, Triumph, Discovery, Brandon, Regal.  Make sure cultivar is resistant to Dutch elm disease and elm leaf beetle.
  • Legume Family (Fabaceae): Shademaster Honeylocust*, Skyline Honeylocust, Imperial Honeylocust, Kentucky Coffeetree*, Kentucky Coffeetree Espresso*.
  • Linden (Tilia sp.): Redmond, Greenspire, American, Glenleven. 
  • Planetree (Platanus sp.): Bloodgood, Exclamation, Northern Advance. Make sure cultivar is resistant to anthracnose.
  • Chokecherry (Prunus sp.): Canada Red*, Sucker Punch*.  (Height usually 20-25’)
  • Maple (Acer sp.): Bigtooth (single stem)*, State Street*, Caddo Sugar*, Columnare, Fairview.
  • Buckeye (Aesculus sp.): Ohio Buckeye*, Yellow Buckeye, Texas Buckeye*, Prairie Torch Hybrid Buckeye, Common Horsechesnut*.
  • Other trees allowed along right-of-way by common name: Hackberry*, Western Catalpa*, Turkish Filbert, Ginkgo, Japanese Zelkova*, Tulip Poplar, American Yellowwood, American Hornbeam, Red Baron Crabapple (Height 15-20’), Japanese Pagodatree*

Small deciduous trees suitable for wider tree lawns (10 feet or more)

Toba Hawthorn15'15'
Amur Chokecherry25'20'
Washington Hawthorn20'15'
Thornless Hawthorn*25'20'
Japanese Tree Lilac*20'20'
Coralburst Crabapple15'15'
Spring Snow Crabapple25'25'
Indian Magic Crabapple15'20'
Red Jewel Crabapple10'15'
Gambel Oak*8'6'
Autumn Blaze Pear30'25'
Royal Star Magnolia30'15'

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Red Buckeye20'15'
Goldenrain Tree*20'30'
Russian Hawthorn*20'15'
Cockspur Hawthorn*20'15'
Downy Hawthorn*25'25'
Coralburst Crabapple15'15'
Dolgo Crabapple30'30'
Thunderchild Crabapple15'20'
Radiant Crabapple20'25'
Tina Sargent Crabapple8'10'
Newport Plum25'15'
Cleveland Select Pear30'25'
Hotwings Maple15'20'
Wavyleaf Oak*20'20'
Callery Pear35'25'

Evergreen trees.

Colorado Blue Spruce60'30'
Bristlecone Pine*20'20'
Eastern Red Cedar*40'15'
Rocky Mountain Juniper*30'15'
One Seed Juniper*15'13'
Gray Gleam15'6'
Wichita Blue Juniper*15'6'
Black Hills Spruce25'20'
Bosnian Pine20'12'
Scots Pine*60'30'
European Larch60'25'
Pinyon Pine*20'15'
Concolor Fir, White Fir50'30'
Austrian Pine*50'40'
Spartan Juniper15'6'
Cologreen Juniper*15'6'
Skyrocket Juniper15'3'
Fastigiate Norway Spruce15'6'
Vanderwolf’s Pyramid Pine30'20'
Ponderosa Pine*60'30'
Siberian Larch50'25'

Additional tree species may be permitted if approved by the Forestry Department as appropriate. Please note that trees marked with an asterisk are considered drought tolerant.
Additional recommended trees for the Front Range can be found at the following:

Colorado Tree Coalition

Front Range Recommended Tree List

  1. Tree Pruning information
  1. Prohibited Street Trees
  1. Street tree planting requirements