Does the Town require a tree in residential landscaping?

Trees are important to a landscape because their root structure stabilizes the ground and reduces erosion. Shade from trees also reduces a property’s energy and water needs. Therefore, trees are an essential part of the landscaping code for the Town. Developers are required to provide a tree when building, and homeowners should endeavor to maintain their trees and other vegetation according to those landscape requirements. 

Please refer to the Landscape and Irrigation Criteria Manual (PDF) for landscape requirements. Homeowners should also check for any homeowners association requirements related to trees and other landscaping.   

Some homes may fall within an area subject to additional Skyline/Ridgeline Protection zoning regulations that have more specific vegetation requirements. View the Skyline/Ridgeline map (PDF)

Posted on Aug. 16, 2023

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1. What's up with the new large black pole that was installed on Red Hawk Drive north of Thatch?
2. Does the Town require a tree in residential landscaping?
3. Are some varieties of trees prohibited in Castle Rock?
4. Are there any requirements on what kind of trees developers are required to plant? Or seems like there are too many deciduous trees and not many native ponderosas which really define our town. Could
5. Do you need to be a Castle Rock resident to be on one of the city boards (such as the art commission)?
6. Can an HOA within the city of Castle Rock restrict or limit the installation of artificial turf on a homeowners residential property?
7. What's the scoop on why Castle Rock is not part of Regional Transportation District (RTD)?
8. Are there any additional supermarkets slated for Castle Rock?
9. How do I propose that an older ordinance get reviewed for adjustments?
10. Does Castle Rock have a paper, glass, aluminum, plastic, and tin recycling program?
11. How do I ensure that my feedback becomes part of the official record of a Town Council meeting?
12. Will you please provide the exact rules/laws for the use of personal fireworks when it is not the 4th of July?
13. Is a short term rental allowed in Castle Rock?
14. When are Town Council meetings?
15. How can I receive emails about Town happenings?
16. Where can I learn about events and open houses?
17. Is it possible to opt out of door-to-door solicitation?