Tree Pruning

2018 Street Tree Pruning

The Village of Allouez Forestry Division will be maintaining trees along the streets throughout the community this winter.  Urban forestry staff will be pruning village street trees in Management Units 9 and 8 (see attached map) for clearances and the health of the trees.  If a management unit is not completed this winter, it will be carried over into the next year until all of the street trees have been maintained as needed.  The Division also performs street tree pruning on a request basis by homeowners.  If you see a need for tree maintenance, feel free to contact the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department so that we can schedule the work.

Forest Mgmt Units

In addition the Division will be performing street clearance pruning of various village street trees and privately owned trees throughout the community that have been selected by the Public Works Department.  These trees are encroaching into the street right of way and have been noted due to branches that are growing too low over the street or sidewalk resulting in safety concerns or traffic issues.  Per the Village Code of Ordinances, the village is responsible for maintaining 14 feet clearances over streets and 10 feet over sidewalks as well as providing clear vision for motorists and pedestrians.

Please feel free to contact the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department at 448-2805 if you have questions or would like to request maintenance of street trees in your neighborhood.

Tree Pruning – Why It’s So Important

  • Safety
  • Vehicle clearance
  • Pedestrian clearance
  • Traffic sign clearance
  • Good tree health
  • Street lighting

NOTE: Private property trees that extend into the Village right-of-way are the owner’s responsibility to prune and maintain.

As a designated Tree City USA®—and winner of its Growth Award—Allouez has shown its passion for enhancing village streets and neighborhoods through tree planting, tree pruning and the care of trees.*

*Tree City USA is a program of the National Arbor Day Foundation, the USDA Forest Service, and the National Association of State Foresters.