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Weeds, Shrubs, Trees, and Leaves

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Grass and Weeds:  Owners and occupants of properties in Englewood are required to keep grass and weeds cut to six inches (6") or less. Permitting the growth of weeds can negatively impact the neighborhood.

Trees and Shrubs:  Residents need to keep trees and shrubs on their properties trimmed to minimize the effect on neighboring properties and to ensure the visibility of traffic, street signs, and traffic signals.

Owners/residents of properties adjacent to public rights-of-way are required to maintain trees, shrubs, and plants along such rights-of-way so that traffic visibility and pedestrian clearance is not impacted.

Any dead and/or diseased trees need to be removed from the property. This also includes dead limbs in a living tree that could pose a danger. 

If you use an arborist, they must be licensed in the City of Englewood.

Did you know? Englewood's Municipal Code prohibits planting the following trees:

  • Female Cottonwood
  • Siberian Elm
  • Box Elder

The Code reads: “Female Cottonwood trees (Populus deltoides), Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila), or Box elder (Acer negundo) are hereby declared to be unlawful to be set out or planted within the City and are subject to removal except for mature trees more than one inch (1") in diameter.”

Clippings, Leaves, and Branches:  The deposit of any grass clippings, leaves, or branches into any gutter, street, alley, or public place is not permitted. 

All persons, including lawn and landscaping service providers, must arrange for the proper disposal of these items, as with any other trash and litter. Doing so will eliminate the potential for fire, safety, or flooding hazards.

Details on Englewood's regulations are available on this downloadable file: Weeds, Shrubs, Trees, and Leaves (PDF file)

Licensed Arborists (PDF file)

To report a code violation, submit a service request.

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