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Tree Stewards

The historic Chautauqua grounds are covered with almost 500 trees of every variety. Today, 30 percent of that tree canopy is threatened by the Emerald Ash Borer.

Help preserve and sustain the natural beauty of Chautauqua for generations to come by becoming a Tree Steward.  Tree Steward contributions help plant new trees, treat and remove trees, or go where the need is greatest.

Plant a New Tree

$1000 per tree

Honor someone special, commemorate a special event or create a living asset to the surrounding community by planting a tree at Chautauqua.

Your contribution will be used to purchase trees to be planted on CCA-managed property within Zones 1-6 of the Colorado Chautauqua (see map) and cared for by CCA grounds personnel. Contributions for one or more trees are gratefully accepted. Your generosity will be acknowledged in the list of Tree Donors on this page. When the tree is planted, a virtual marker acknowledging your donation will be available on an interactive map available at chautauqua.com.

Although tree orders are accepted year-round, trees will only be planted in the spring to give the trees the best chance to survive. The CCA horticulturist and forester will select the appropriate trees for specific sites within the park. Trees may include the 15 species featured in the slideshow above.

Trees are currently being planted in Zones 2 and 3. All trees are 2” caliper trees or larger. Once the trees are planted, donors will receive a notice of the location of their tree and it will be posted on a virtual map on chautauqua.com.

General Tree Steward Fund

Donations of any size are welcome and make a difference! Donations to the Tree Steward General Fund will be used where the need is greatest and may include tree treatment, removal, or planting of new trees on CCA-managed property.

Tree Donors

In honor of Mary Lynn McNamara Ryder on her 80th birthday

- Margaret Ryder

In memory of John Greer

- Brothers Greer

In Loving Memory of Luke Zorich, who will live on in our hearts forever.

- Friends of LTZ

In Honor Of Cynthia Schmidt and With Much Love

- Ziggy and Polly Howe-Schmidt

In memory of beloved Chautauqua matriarch Mary Rovetta

- Colorado Chautauqua Association

- Kay & Roger Paine

- Odell Brewing Company

In Honor of Kaye Howe

- Cynthia Schmidt

In Memory of Jan C. Otto

- Joanne Otto

Tree Varieties at Chautauqua

 

Native Rocky Mountain Glow Maple / Acer Grandidentatum

 

Concolor Fir / Abies Concolor

 

Autumn Blaze Maple / Acer X Freemanii

 

Emerald Queen Norway Maple / Acer Platanoides

 

Silver Maple / Acer Saccharinum

 

Autumn Splendor Ohio Buckeye / Aesculus Glabra

 

Native Ponderosa Pine / Pinus Ponderosa

 

Western Catalpa / Catalpa Speciosa

 

Kentucky Coffeetree / Gymnocladus Dioicus

 

Panicled Golden Rain Tree / Koelreuteria Paniculata

 

Native Colorado Spruce / Picea Pungens

 

Native Douglas Fir / Pseudotsuga Menziesii

 

Swamp White Oak / Quercus Bicolor

 

Northern Red Oak / Quercus Rubra

 

Sterling Silver Linden / Tilia Tomentosa

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(See Larger Interactive Map)

Tree Steward General Fund Donors

- The Dawson Family

- Chris and Deb van den Honert

- Sylvain and Susan Guegan

- Tiffany F Myers