Forestry

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.

Arial View of Neighborhood Full of Trees

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!

Emerald Ash Borer

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

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.

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.

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.