As part of the Village’s Urban Forestry Program, the Village will be pruning & trimming street trees within the right-of-way between January & March 2014.
Per Municipal Code 8.24, the Village of Bellevue is responsible for the planting and maintenance of all street trees in the municipality. The Village has adopted a ten year urban forestry management program to maintain public trees; including regular assessment of their health, safety, & condition, pruning, removal/replanting.
Scheduled tree pruning is planned for the following areas in 2014:
- South & West of Main St./ East of Lime Kiln Rd. (Streets: Allouez Ave., Klondike Rd., Verlin Rd., Bluestone Pl., Guns St.)
- Using the Village’s Interactive Mapping System (www.villageofbellevue.org), pruning area will be Zones 2, 3, & 4.
The work will be performed by the Village Arborist and trained Public Works staff following ISA Standard Practices for Tree Care Operations-Pruning as identified by the Village’s Tree Ordinance and Arboricultural Specifications Manual. Village staff will be inspecting the work to ensure that it meets specifications.
Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead, dying or diseased branches and/or to remove crowded or rubbing limbs. Trees may be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the landscape below. Lastly, a tree’s crown may be raised to allow cars, school buses, garbage trucks and snow plows to operate without contacting low hanging branches; causing significant damage to the vehicle and/or tree.
The Village’s public tree population consists of more than 3,500 trees, and more than 30 different species that range in age, size and condition. The Village has been annually awarded Tree City USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation since 2003.