Forestry

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!

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.

2021 Stump Grinding

August 6, 2021: The Green Bay Forestry crews will be grinding stumps in the Mather Heights Park and Fisk Park neighborhoods. Crews will continue to work westward.

Please call our office (920) 448-3365 or put in a Request for Service with any questions or concerns. In 2021, crews are working on stump removal from the East side of town to the West (the direction alternates each year).

Watering Your Tree

Click here for information on watering trees in a drought. 

Emerald Ash Borer

During the week of January 11, 2021 city forestry crews will begin a large scale ash tree removal project in Perkins Park.  All remaining ash trees will be removed in the park due to EAB infestation and the potential safety risk the trees may pose to park patrons.

Wood from the trees will be utilized to its highest use to provide a variety of wood products to market.  Woody debris will be chipped and used as mulch or composted at the west side yard waste facility.  Due to the nature of the wood being infested with EAB this wood will not be made available to the public for firewood.

Replanting of trees in the park will take place and coincide with any future plans of park use.

Any questions about this project or EAB in Green Bay can be directed to Brian Pelot Assistant Forester, City of Green Bay: (920) 448-3378 brian.pelot@greenbaywi.gov  

The City of Green Bay are working to slow the "death curve" of the 6,000 trees on City boulevards and medians and another in Parks.

Coming to a street near you, The "Green E" is brought to you by the Green Menace-Emerald Ash Borer. Trees marked with a green "E" are infested with Emerald Ash Borer and scheduled to be removed this winter.

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Infested Ash Tree

Pruning Ban

In accordance with Section 25.21 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.

Private Trees in Need of Pruning 

A list of Tree Trimmers that have obtained licenses through the City of Green Bay Department of Public Works is available here (PDF)

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.

Garden Plots

30' x 30'  Garden plots at Chappell Park are available for rent. 

The City prepares the soil for planting by having the plot plowed and tilled and furnishes the water.