Tree & Slash Removal

About the Program

The Town assists residents with the removal of dead and disease-infested trees and with trees removed to create defensible space around a structure. In response to requests from property owners, we will continue to accept slash from trees removed by commercial logging contractors.

The program runs from June-September.

Private Contractors

If you are working with a private logging contractor to remove dead trees or to create defensible space on your property, it is your responsibility to notify the Town who your contractor is and it is the responsibility of your contractor to remove the logs and coordinate with the Town for the disposal of the slash.

Do It Yourself Removals

If you are removing the trees yourself, the Town will assist by hauling off the logs and slash provided you:

  • Call the Public Works Department at (970) 726-8081, ext. 222 to arrange for pick up or to notify the Town that you will be using a contractor. We will try to be as responsive to your calls as possible, please be patient as we have many residents requesting pick up.
  • Place the logs in 6-foot lengths and slash in separate piles in front of your property along the edge of the road in the Town’s right-of-way (generally, the first 15 feet extending from the edge of the pavement). Do not place your logs and slash on the pavement. Town crews will not enter onto private property or pick up logs more than 6 feet in length. Crews will pick up as cleanly as possible using heavy equipment; however, there may be some debris left behind.
  • This municipal program to remove logs and slash does not extend to material created as a result of a commercial tree removal or site clearing by a homeowner or contractor for the purpose of residential or commercial construction or land development.
  • This municipal program to remove logs and slash does not include removal of tree stumps or trash. If these items are included, it is possible that none of the material will be removed. This must be combustible material, no dirt. Non-combustible materials will be left behind (i.e. leaves, pine needles and yard waste).