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Public Trees managed by the Urban Forestry Division of the Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Boulder. The provided tree data does not include trees on Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) land. City ordinances prohibit the picking of fruit on trees located on OSMP property. For a list of unique tree species contained in this dataset please see

This dataset is located in our GIS data portal which gives you access to the most current and up-to-date data possible. Through the interface, you can download the full dataset or a filtered dataset in three formats: CSV, KML, and Shapefile. If you want to connect to the data via a URL, you can find the REST or GeoJSON endpoint. The interface allows you to interact and visualize the data before downloading it.

Data and Resources

Format Title and Description
Public Trees - Read Me

Public Trees - Read Me

Data dictionary for the City of Boulder's public tree inventory data. This document contains field names and aliases, detailed descriptions of fields, a list of values and units for each field, and previous field names where relevant. This document should be used in conjunction with the Public Trees open data files.

Tree Inventory - Live View

Tree Inventory - Live View

Tree inventory data for the City of Boulder.

Areas of Inquiry

Use the information below to explore possible uses for this dataset.

How diverse is our canopy? Are there groupings of types of trees in the city? What can this tell us about development patterns? Has our composition changed over time? What should we be thinking about in terms of the future of our tree canopy?


Maintained By Christy Spielman
Author Ellen Pesek
Update Frequency As Needed
Department Parks and Recreation
Categories Environment and Public Land
Sustainability Framework Category Environmentally Sustainable Community
License Creative Commons CCZero This material is Open Data
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