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The Forestry Division is in place to serve the residents of Berthoud to provide a safe and beautiful urban forest.  We are responsible for planning and maintenance of trees in parks, trails, natural areas, and town-owned facilities.   We are also responsible for code enforcement of trees in the public right-of-way.  We would like to remind residents that maintenance and replacement of trees in the right-of-way is the responsibility of the adjacent homeowner.

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Important Tree Information for Berthoud Property Owners:

  1. Tree work must (by ordinance) be done by a licensed tree contractor or by the property owner.
  2. Elm wood, whether diseased or not, cannot be kept for fuel wood (or anything else) unless the bark has been removed.
  3. Elm stumps on private property are to be ground out or debarked to ground line. 
  4. Any stumps on public right-of-way (by ordinance) must be removed to 6" below grade.
  5. Tree limbs should hang no lower than 14 feet over streets and 8 feet over sidewalks. 
  6. Trees, shrubs, hedges, and other plants must be maintained behind inside edges of sidewalks vertically to a minimum of 8 feet.
  7. Shrubs and hedges on street corners must be maintained less than 30" in height for a minimum of 25 feet both ways from the corner.

 Locations to dump tree limbs:

  • City of Loveland Recycle Center
    400 N. Wilson Ave.
    Loveland, CO 80537
    (970) 962 - 2529
    Open Tuesday - Sunday, 7:30am to 4:30pm.
  • Larimer County Landfill
    5887 S. Taft Hill Road
    Fort Collins
    (970) 498 - 5770. 
    Open Monday - Saturday,  8am to 4:30pm.
    Uncovered loads are charged double.

The Town of Berthoud does not pick up tree limbs from private property.

Forestry Division Contact Information

  • Division Contact: Josh Embrey, Town Forester
  • Division physical address:
    Parks & Recreation
    100 10th St.
    Berthoud CO, 80521
  • Telephone: 970-532-1600
  • Fax: 970-532-1601
  • Email: forestry@berthoud.org