TREE CITY USA
The Forestry Division is very proud of our tree-lines streets and our beautiful parks. We recognize that trees provide aesthetic benefits and monetary benefits.
Increase property values.
Reduce air pollution.
Reduce storm water run-off.
Reduce heating and cooling costs.
Finally, trees put the Green in the City of Green Bay!!
The Forestry Division maintains approximately 35,000 city-owned street trees along 445 miles of road and 21 miles of alleys and all the trees in 70 City Parks (1573 acres), 13 Greenways/Drainageways (689 acres) and 9 Urban Greenspaces (3.34 acres)
Over 750 trees are planted, mulched and staked annually.
More than 4,000 trees are pruned annually. The City pruning cycle is currently 8 to 10 years. In 2015, cycle pruning crew will be working the Colburn, Red Smith & McAuliffe Park areas.
The Forestry Division removes over 800 trees per year.
Tree stumps are removed and the area is restored with dirt, seed and mulched during the growing season.
The Forestry Division responds to over 2,000 resident phone calls annually. Forestry Staff will advise residents with tree concerns on their private property. Staff will assist in diagnosing disease, identifying insects and determining good tree maintenance practices.
The Forestry Division actively monitors trends for potential tree insect and disease outbreaks including Dutch Elm Disease, Oak Wilt, Sudden Oak Death, Gypsy Moth, Asian Longhorn Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer.
Two Forestry Seasonal Workers control weeds on over 300 sites in the City.
The Forestry Division provides manpower and assistance to: On Broadway for banners and snow flakes: to Brown County to plow, till, and clean up the community gardens and to the Public School District for tree maintenance and removals.