Are some varieties of trees prohibited in Castle Rock?

The Town does not prohibit any trees for Castle Rock residents. There are, however, some limitations for commercial / nonresidential properties. Landscapers for those properties must stick to Castle Rock Water’s approved plant list. Additionally, some homeowners associations may have restrictions on tree types. Check with your individual HOA before starting a landscape project.

While the Town does not prohibit anything for residents, there are some recommendations. The Plant Finder at is a great resource. Additionally, we discourage residents from planting anything highly flammable like juniper or spruce trees.

Updated Jan. 21, 2022

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1. Will the Town be replacing the gazebo that used to be in the corner of the library parking lot?
2. Are some varieties of trees prohibited in Castle Rock?
3. What is happening at Metzler Park, near Walmart? There's construction in the lowland area just west of the parking lot, at the bottom of the sledding hill.
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 RTD?
8. Are there any additional supermarkets slated for Castle Rock?
9. What are the exact details of how Castle Rock excluded itself from SCFD?
10. How do I propose that an older ordinance get reviewed for adjustments? Specifically, golf carts are not allowed in castle rock because they can’t be registered as a vehicle.
11. Does Castle Rock have a paper, glass, aluminum, plastic, and tin recycling program?
12. How do I ensure that my feedback becomes part of the official record of a Town Council meeting?
13. Will you please provide the exact rules/laws for the use of personal fireworks when it is not the 4th of July?
14. Is a short term rental allowed in Castle Rock?
15. Is it allowable to have a wood burning fireplace in a new construction home?
16. Why does the Town not enforce its illegal sign code? ...
17. When are Town Council meetings?
18. How can I receive emails about Town happenings?
19. Where can I learn about events and open houses?
20. Is it possible to opt out of door-to-door solicitation?
21. Does Castle Rock have a sister city?