Landmark Qualifications for Landmark Tree Program Trees Any person who owns property in Lafayette may ap- ply to the City Forester in or- der to designate a tree on that property as a “landmark tree.” In order for the City Forester to designate a tree as a “landmark tree,” the tree must meet one of the following cri- teria: 1. The tree must be at least 30 years old. 2. The tree must have a cir- cumference of ten feet or more when measured three feet above its base. 3. The City Forester must de- termine that the tree is rare or is associated with an historical event. Revised May 2006 2. No person may remove or alter the Landmark Tree location of the landmark tree with- Application Process out first obtaining a permit, free of Program charge, from the City Forester. The Although the Landmark Tree City Forester shall issue a permit if: Program is voluntary, you must fill Lafayette was one of the first out an application. Applications cities in Colorado to become a are available through the Lafayette a. the tree is diseased or poses a threat “Tree City” and recognizes the Parks, Open Space & Golf Depart- to other trees, persons or property; importance of trees. Lafayette ment. For more information or to supports the preservation of trees request an application, please see b. removal is necessary to protect the the contact information below. through its Landmark Tree safety and welfare of citizens or The Landmark tree Program Program. This program allows their property; or, landowners in Lafayette to desig- was made possible through the ef- nate certain trees as landmark forts of the Lafayette Open Space trees. c. the property owner agrees to plant a Advisory Committee / Tree Board. replacement tree on his of her prop- • A landowner must apply, in erty or on City property, or the writing, in order to designate a landmark tree. owner agrees to make a donation to the tree fund equal to the cost of the Thank you for • If the tree meets the criteria, the City Forester will designate replacement tree that would be re- quired by this section. A replace- preserving our the tree as a landmark tree. • The City Forester will mail ap- ment tree must have a circumfer- urban forest! ence equal to at least one-tenth the plicants proof of such landmark circumference of the landmark tree status. removed. However, an owner would not have to plant a tree with Rules a circumference greater than a 4- inch caliper measured 6 inches The landowner has these above the ground. Lafayette responsibilities: 3. A property owner that removes a Parks, Open 1. The landowner must record the designation with the Boulder tree without a permit would have to Space & Golf pay the cost of the replacement County Clerk and Recorder. tree to the City of Lafayette’s 787 N. 95th Street The designation of the tree as a landmark tree will, thereafter, tree fund. Lafayette, CO 80026 be a covenant that runs with the land. Thus, all future owners Phone: 303-665-5506, X3610 of the property on which the Fax: 303-665-6581 tree sits will obtain the prop- Email: erty with the responsibilities firstname.lastname@example.org that are associated with having a landmark tree.