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.
Forestry Related Questions:
Q. – Who do I call about branches hanging into the utility lines along the streets or alleys?
Utility Line Clearance is provided by WPS through Asplundh Tree Expert Co. Please contact WPS at 1-800-450-7260.
Q. – Who do I call about picking up my brush pile? Brush pile pick up is provided by the DPW Operations Division.
Please contact Operations at 448-3535.
Q. – Who do I call about tree roots heaving my sidewalk?
Tree roots heaving sidewalks is evaluated by the DPW Engineering Division. Please contact Engineering at the Public Works phone number 448-3100.
Q. – My neighbor’s tree is growing over my property. Who should I call?
The Forestry Division may (by City Ordinance) condemn a private property tree if it is diseased, infested, or threatens the Public Right-of-Way (street) or Park. Private property concerns between neighbors are a civil matter. The Forestry Division suggests neighbors contact each other and work together towards a solution. If no solution can be reached, you may wish to contact an attorney.
National Arbor Day Foundation
Since 1889, Wisconsin has observed Arbor Day in recognition of the importance of our landscape and our commitment to restore and manage wisely all of our precious natural resources.
Arbor Day is observed the last Friday in April. For more information on Arbor Day visit the National Arbor Day Foundation >> website.
In accordance with Section 25.21(2)(c)6 of the Green Bay Municipal Code, the City Forester hereby imposes a ban on the pruning or wounding of any oak trees growing within the City limits of Green Bay, during the period from March 15 to October 15. This ban is necessary to prevent the further spread of OAK WILT DISEASE, which is spread by sap feeding picnic beetles.