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 36,000 city-owned street trees along 445 miles of road
- trees in 70 City Parks (1573 acres)
- 13 Greenways/Drainageways (689 acres)
- 9 Urban Greenspaces (3.34 acres)
Approximately 750 trees are planted, mulched and staked annually.
More than 4,800 trees are pruned annually. The City pruning cycle is currently 7 to 8 years. In 2018, cycle pruning crews will be working in the Edison Park, Martin Luther King Park and Fritsch Park areas.
The Forestry Division removes approximately 800 trees per year.
Tree stumps are removed and the area is restored with soil, seed and hydro mulch during the growing season.
Forestry staff will advise and assist residents in diagnosing insect and disease problems as well as 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 to plow, till, and clean up the City and several UW Extension community gardens.
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.