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The Forestry Division of the Department of Public Works performs tree maintenance, develops the city’s tree canopy and manages the City’s street tree program.
Please report damage to City street trees as soon as possible. We ask that you water your street trees, never apply herbicides to tree trunks, bark, sprouts or roots & use caution when mowing or trimming as to not nick or cut the trunk of the trees.
For more information, contact Rebecca Lane, our Urban Forester at (414)570-5685 between the hours of 6:45 a.m. & 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic beetle that was discovered in southeastern Michigan near Detroit in the summer of 2002. The adult beetles nibble on ash foliage but cause little damage. The larvae (the immature stage) feed on the inner bark of ash trees, disrupting the tree's ability to transport water and nutrients.