Forestry

The Village has a large inventory of trees scattered throughout the community.  This inventory is managed by the Village Forester on staff to maintain and care for the more than 9,000 trees that currently exist. The Village has been designated as a Tree City USA for 15 consecutive years. The Tree City USA program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of cities that more than 120 million Americans call home (Arbor Day Foundation).
  1. Ash Tree Leaf Dropping

    In June ash trees begin to drop leaves.

  2. Dangerous / Hazardous Trees

    There are two ordinances that deal with trees on public and private property that pose a risk to the health and safety of people and property.

  3. Gypsy Moths

    By taking a few easy steps, you can help protect trees in WFB from the threat of gypsy moths, which are present in south east Wisconsin.

  4. Maple Tree Leaf Dropping

    During this spring and early summer, there was a combination of cool days and nights with excessive amounts of rainfall and very few sunny days.

  5. Tree Replacement Program

    The Village adds about 60 replacement trees to the urban forest every year.

  6. Tree Trimming Program

    The Village's urban forest is pruned on a 7-year cycle with approximately 1/7th of the public trees trimmed annually to maintain good health.