Forestry Ordinance

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The City of Longmont's Municipal Code has two ordinances that relate to Forestry.

Chapter 13.24 Trees and Plants


The city recognizes substantial economic, environmental, and aesthetic importance of trees and vegetation within the community. It is the policy of the city to protect and enhance the community's urban forest. The purpose of this chapter is to promote and protect the public safety and general welfare by providing regulations and establishing policies regarding the planting, maintaining, and removal of trees, shrubs, and other plants through recommended horticultural and arboricultural practices.

To promote the above purpose, the city may promulgate rules, regulations, standards, and specifications for the protection, planting, pruning, treatment, removal, or any maintenance of trees, shrubs, and any other plants located upon public or private property to the extent such rules are not inconsistent with this chapter.

Access and review the full ordinance within Chapter 13.24 >

Chapter 6.88 Tree Contractor License

The purpose of this chapter is to regulate and license activities of tree maintenance, which consists of tree pruning, tree removal, and tree care activities operating within the city as a business for the health, safety, and welfare of the community's urban forestry system.

Access and review the full ordinance within Chapter 6.88 >

Forestry Standards and Specifications

The document link below outlines:

  • License Requirements
  • Applicability of Standards
  • Best Management Practices
  • Pruning and Removal Standards
  • Safety Standards
  • Insect and Disease Standards
  • Tree Protection Standards
  • Restricted Trees

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