Meeker Park community forestry sort yard to open
(Boulder County, Colo.) – Boulder County will open the Meeker Park community forestry sort yard on Tuesday, May 4 (weather dependent). For the third year in a row, residents of Boulder and Larimer counties can use the site at no charge to drop off trees and slash from private lands. The sort yard will remain open through mid-July.
Community sort yards were established by the Boulder County Forest Health Initiative to help give county residents a place to dispose of trees cut from their forested lands for forest health improvement, bark beetle mitigation and wildfire protection purposes.
Opening Day – Tuesday, May 4 (weather dependent)
The sort yard is located on the east side of Peak-to-Peak Highway (Hwy. 7), just north of Allenspark and Meeker Park near the Boulder/Larimer County line.
The hours of operation are:
- Tuesday- Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Closed Sunday, Monday
Note: The opening date may change if snowy or muddy conditions impact access to the yard.
Visit www.BoulderCounty.org/ForestHealth for up-to-date operational information.
This year, Boulder County is adding a second sort yard site to better serve residents in the south end of the county. The new sort yard, located on Ridge Road north of Nederland, is anticipated to open in August and operate through October.
Boulder County’s community sort yard program is a collaborative effort with Peak to Peak Wood, aimed at increasing utilization of locally produced sustainable wood products. Visit www.peaktopeakwood.org to learn more about cutting trees to specifications that will allow the wood to be utilized at its highest market value.
For more information about the community forestry sort yards, visit: www.bouldercounty.org/foresthealth, call Ryan Ludlow, forestry education and outreach coordinator at 720-564-2641, or email: email@example.com.