Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Village Crews Are Out Pruning and Trimming Street Trees

As part of the Village’s Urban Forestry Program, the Village is pruning & trimming street trees within the right-of-way between January & March 2015.

Listed below are some recent photos of staff at work.

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 area will be Zones 1, 2, 8, 9, & 10.

The work is 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.

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