Windsor Forestry manages trees in parks and public areas. They plant, prune, and maintain the health of the urban forest. In addition, monitors for insects and diseases that could cause potential harm to the trees in town.

Assessing Tree Risk

Another priority is to mitigate and manage the potential risk of trees. Forestry will minimize the risks trees possess by identifying trees that need to be pruned and removed. Trees provide "tree-mendous" value to the community such as filtering air, reducing energy costs by providing shade and shelter from winds and mitigating the effects of runoff among other environmental benefits. The responsibility of Forestry is to evaluate all the trees in town to maximize their value and when risks outweigh benefits.

Forestry also serves as staff liaisons to the Windsor Tree Board.

Programs & Activities

Windsor Forestry offers programs and activities for the community to participate in to help keep Windsor "tree-riffic".

Arbor Day Tree Sale (PDF), 2023 Tree Order Form (PDF), Landscape Permit (PDF). Documents can be submitted via email or brought to Windsor Community Recreation Center, 250 N 11th Street 80550.

Sick Tree Day is an annual resident favorite. Residents sign up and volunteer experts stop by and help diagnose common tree problems. 

Windsor Forestry also oversees the volunteers at the Treasure Island Demonstration Garden. In 2022, Garden volunteers are hosting several events that are free to the public. Participants meet at the garden at 31500 Laku Lake Road. Registration for most programs begins in April. For answers to your questions, email

The group is also hosting two drop-in tours, weather permitting. These tours are wheelchair accessible and free to the public. Registration is not required so drop by during the scheduled time for an expert-guided tour of the garden. For details, call 303-726-7634. 

  • Mother’s Day Garden Tour - May 08, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Father’s Day Tour -  June 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Horticulture Program

The Town of Windsor’s Horticulture program serves under Windsor Forestry and is responsible for designing, installing and maintaining plant containers and landscape beds in various public areas around town by using summer and fall annuals, perennial shrubs, grasses, and flowers, and winter greenery. In addition, the Horticulture program provides support to Parks Maintenance staff by identifying and resolving plant health issues and by renovating and improving existing park beds. They also work with volunteers to maintain Treasure Island Demonstration Garden. Treasure Island is southeast of Eastman Park and is a delightful and beautiful little gem.