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Donovan Arborists is locally owned Denver arborist services company offering enviornmentally friendly residential & commercial tree removal, landscaping, and planting services. We are dedicated to protecting your growing investments in an environmentally responsible manner.




Donovan Arborists hires International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists to ensure that you get the highest quality tree care. We offer on-going training to ensure our arborists are knowledgeable, safe and friendly. Properly cared for trees can add as much as 20% to the value of property. We are passionate about offering pro-active tree care in an environmentally friendly manor.



If you think tree health is a summer-only measure, think again. Winter months are just as important to the long-term health of your trees.

Paul Donovan has been saving precious trees throughout the metro Denver area for more than two decades. It’s a year-round job.

Because trees go into dormancy during winter, it’s the ideal time to prune...



HOAs and Commercial property owners expect a level of perfection that Donovan Arborists supplies to the landscaping on the property.

HOA dues are dedicated to the common area maintenance of a property that includes the exterior landscaping. The level of maintenance directly impacts owner’s condo and townhome values so they’re intent on seeing their dues used wisely and effectively...


We offer free estimates for tree planting, pruning, removal, cabling and bracing. We also specialize in trimming, transplanting and fertilizing shrubs and bushes. Contact us now, we are ready to help you.

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“Early this Spring I contacted Paul Donovan to consult on my severely overgrown yard of very mature trees and shrubs. Our lot is huge with nearly 20 trees and countless of shrub: out of control Junipers but Paul promised me he could prune them to look natural and he did! Wonderful! Three Maples had dead branches hanging all over, etc. Thought the would have to come down, but once again, he worked magic and they look terrific.

“My neighbors are happy too! Paul’s passion for his work shows in everything he does and he has an impressive depth of knowledge. I highly recommend his company! He made my out-of-control yard look amazing.”

Sue L.

On Mother's day morning I awakened to a spring storm. Our 100 year old 25 foot tree in our front yard was lost to the storm. It snapped in numerous places and large heavy branches were covering our entire front yard all the way to our driveway.

At 7am we called Donovan Arborists. Within twenty minutes Paul was standing in my front yard assessing the situation. In less than an hour he had his team at my home and before the morning was over he with use of power says had the tree taken down all of the debris cleaned away. The best part was the price was more than reasonable. Their professionalism and courteousness were greatly appreciated. I highly recommend them...I have already told my friends about them..and I will use them again.

Ron Zappolo

"We had a new home built a little over a year ago and we relied upon Donovan Arborists in the selection of trees and shrubs for our landscape plan.  Prior to moving, we also trusted Donovan Arborists in trimming large trees at our former property.  They are very knowledgeable professionals who provide quality products and excellent service.  We highly recommend them for your landscaping needs."

Bob Prettyman and Mike Martinez

I found Donovan Arborists on Angie's List and gave them a call after having some poor experiences with some larger tree and lawn companies. Paul Donovan called me back the very next day, we talked, and he personally came out to our house to talk through what we wanted to do. Paul gave us great advice about ensuring the health of our existing trees, told us about what trees grow well in our area, and then gave us an estimate on the spot. We had three trees removed, one pruned and fertilized, and four old bushes removed and their roots ground out.

Throughout the process, Paul and his team were great communicators and were always very courteous. On the day of the job, the team worked quickly and cleanly, and left the yard nice and neat. They gave us a nice neat pile of firewood from one of our trees.

If you want personal, well priced service from a company that knows trees and cares about trees, give these guys a try. We liked them so much that we just hired them to plant some fruit trees, and I know we'll call them again for next year's work.

Joe R.



Ten miles west of downtown Denver is Applewood named Applewood in 1954 after the Bunger family apple orchard at 18th Avenue. The Bungers located in Colorado in 1883 and were among the first wave of pioneers that realized there was more prosperity in farming than mining for gold.

Myron Bunger set up Wheat Ridge’s first fruit stand on West 38th Avenue. Then during the depths of the Depression in 1932, the Bunger family bought 80 acres at West 26th and Youngfield Street. A handful of years later, a farmer paid Myron in apple seedings. Myron set about planting the seeds, but the earth was too hard to plow. So the innovative brothers pounded a crowbar into the ground and shoved a stick of dynamite down the hole. When the dynamite exploded, the soil cracked enough to plow and plant the seedlings. The cracks aerated the soil and the nitrogen from the gun powder acted as a powerful fertilizer. The ultimate apple crop included Early June, McIntosh, Rome Beauty, and Delicious along with pear, peach and cherry trees. Some of the aging trees still bear fruit in Applewood Glen.

Applewood stretches from Youngfield Street, Colfax Avenue on the south, almost to Kipling Avenue on the east, and west up the slopes of South Table Mountain. Ultimately nine Applewood residential developments filled in the area including Applewood Mesa, Applewood Hills, Applewood View, Applewood Valley applewood Glen, Applewood Grove, Applewood Heights, and Applewood Knolls.

The area is still known for flourishing tree growth of nearly all types.