Street trees are located within the Village's right of way, typically between the curb and sidewalk (or where the sidewalk should be). An established pruning cycle has been initiated to provide regular maintenance to our street trees (Street Tree Pruning Map). Current goals are to shorten our pruning cycle to six years resulting in each street tree pruned approximately once every six years. To maximize the efficiency of our operations, request pruning outside of the scheduled cycle will try to be minimized; resident patience is appreciated until crews can get the entire community on a routine pruning program. However, if you feel your trees need to be addressed sooner please contact the Village Forester to discuss your particular situation.
Before and after pictures of a 'Prestige' littleleaf linden pruned under the Village's young tree training program.
During 2014 crews are scheduled to prune 410 street trees in Management Area 5 and another 379 tress in Management Area 13. as resources allow. Street tree pruning is completed on a systematic basis and organized using 13 management area (Ashwaubenon Tree Management Area Map).
When pruning crews will do the following while pruning:
- Remove any large deadwood and crossing branches
- Lightly thin to allow for light penetration and air circulation
- Prune broken or damaged limbs
- Raise the crown to provide clearance for vehicles (15'), pedestrians (10'), signs and street lights (as needed)
- Note and/or perform any remedial treatments such as cabling, bracing, fertilization etc.
- Update the Village street tree inventory
Two good informational publications from the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) about pruning trees are:
Pruning Mature Trees Pruning Young Trees