The Highlands Ranch Metro District invites residents to recycle their discarded tree branches and other woody plant materials at its fall tree recycling event Sunday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the south parking lot behind Shea Stadium at Redstone Park, 3280 Redstone Park Cir.
Metro District Forestry Supervisor Dennis Donovan encourages residents to keep their woody plant materials out of the trash and recycle them. All discarded material will be chipped into mulch and given away free to homeowners at the recycling event or reused in parks and parkways in the community.
Tree limbs less than 12 inches in diameter and woody plant materials will be accepted at the recycling event. The following items will not be accepted - finished lumber, non-woody material, grass clippings, sod and root balls.
If you have questions about the proper way to prune your tree, visit the Metro District’s website at www.highlandsranch.org and navigate to the Forestry page. In addition to a variety of educational articles, Metro District Forestry Technician Caleb Palmer demonstrates the proper way to prune your tree in a video short featured on the website. If you have further questions it is recommended you contact a certified arborist.