Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2015 STREET TREE PRUNING

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 2015.

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 2015:

• West of County V and North of Allouez Avenue to Main St.

• Using the Village’s Interactive Mapping System (www.villageofbellevue.org), pruning areas will be:  Zones 1, 2, 8, 9, & 10.

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 3,600 trees, and more than 32 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.

If you have questions contact:
Doug Tenor, Village of Bellevue Arborist
(920) 468-5225      dougt@villageofbellevue.org
or go online at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/trees