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Forestry Information

Street Tree Planting

Street tree planting & care regulations are contained in section 54-10 of the City Code of Ordinances.  A minimum of a 6 ft. grass terrace width is required for large species trees and a minimum of a 4 ft. grass terrace for small species trees.  No evergreen, softwood or fruit/nut bearing trees are allowed.  Other specific regulations apply to street tree planting. Residents are urged to check with City Forester John Neumann at 920-887-4623 before planting trees in the terrace.

For more information on planting or regulations, visit the Municipal Code website.

 

   

 

Tree City USA

 Tree City

The Tree City USA program is a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America.

Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day.

Participating communities have demonstrated a commitment to caring for and managing their public trees. Together there are more than 3,400 Tree City USA communities that serve as home to more than 135 million Americans.

The City of Beaver Dam is proud to have been named Tree City USA since 1992 by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Click here for more information on Tree City USA and the National Arbor day Foundation.

 

 

 

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive, wood boring beetle. It kills ash trees (Fraxinus spp) by eating the tissues under the bark.
This metallic green beetle is native to East Asia. It was brought to the United States accidentally, in the wood of shipping crates from China.  EAB kills ash trees and Wisconsin has a lot of ash trees!

Click here to learn more about this invasive beetle at Wisconsin's Emerald Ash Borer Information Source website.