Arial View of Neighborhood Full of Trees

Tree Benefits

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.

Trees can:

  • 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! Click here for more Urban Forestry Facts. 

Does your City tree need attention?

Put in a Request for Service here or call (920) 448-3365 and a friendly staff member would be happy to put in a request for you.

2023 Forestry Facts & FAQs

Stump Grinding: Stump grinding will begin the week of May 22. In 2023, crews will start removing stumps on the East side of Green Bay and move towards the West (the direction alternates each year). There are approximately 1,500 stumps to remove this year. 

Planting: Spring tree planting is coming to an end. If a residence did not receive a new tree this spring, the site will be evaluated and put on the fall list for possible planting.

Ash Trees and Emerald Ash Borer (EAB): Treatments have begun and will take place through June.  Approximately 2,300 ash trees will be treated. Staff will start evaluating trees in mid-June to determine future removal lists and evaluate treatment success. We intend to only remove ash trees during the summer if there is an elevated risk potential as determined by staff.

Private Trees: Requests for forestry staff to inspect and advise private trees will be a low priority and will only be completed as time allows. 

Sidewalk/Tree Conflicts: These requests are initiated through the Department of Public Works and their sidewalk program. Call (920) 448-3100 to start the sidewalk evaluation process. 

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.