Tree Cutting Lottery

Larkspur Fire Protection District is holding its annual free tree cutting lottery this fall. This lottery is open to all residents who reside within the District boundaries who are in need of some tree service or fire mitigation.


Property owners can submit their names for the drawing now through November 15th. Names will be drawn and winners notified in the last week of November.  After that, senior sawyers will meet with the winners and help select trees on each property that can be dropped safely. Tree evaluations will be done by the end of the year.  Acceptable trees will be marked for cutting. The work will be done sometime between the beginning of December and the end of March 2017 depending on staff availability and weather. Larkspur firefighters can also make fire mitigation recommendations during this process.

Other rules:


  • Trees should not be close to houses or power lines nor require other trees to be cut first.

  • Falling height of the tree should not endanger or pose a risk to any manmade objects.

  • Trees trunks should be no larger than 24 inches in diameter. 

  • Complex trees may be declined due to danger to property. 

  • LFPD will cut the trees down, limb them up and buck them (cut them into logs). 

  • LFPD will not move the limbs or logs after falling the trees. 

  • Homeowners will be responsible for clearing away the logs, limbs, and slash. 

To participate in this free lottery just call the district at 303.681.3284 and provide us with your name, address, and phone number as well as how many trees you would like cut. (Depending on the total number of entries we may be able to cut more than three on a property but there must be at least three.)  All entries will be placed in a hat and drawn.


For more information, contact Lieutenant Paul Hartigan at 303 681 3284 ext. 1104 during normal business hours.

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