La Crosse is dedicated to the care of its urban forest and has been designated a Tree City USA since 1989. The 20,000 trees that line La Crosse’s streets help to control storm water, improve air quality, reduce utilities expenses, increase property value, provide habitat for birds and other wildlife and improve neighborhood aesthetics.
Boulevard Tree Planting
Boulevard Tree Planting Permit (Free)
Forestry Planting Program
New Tree Watering: https://www.arborday.org/trees/tips/watering.cfm
Report a Tree
If you have tree concerns or would like to report a boulevard tree problem, please use our Service Request Form. Here you can submit questions or work orders for everything from boulevard tree trimming to tree concerns.
If you have an immediate concern, you can call our office at 608.789.7533, or if it is outside our office hours and there is an immediate problem, please call the non-emergency police number at 608.785.5962
Noxious Weed Concerns are now being handled by Fire Prevention and Building Safety and they can be reached at 608.789.7530.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed within the City of La Crosse in 2012. As of spring 2015 the pest has been found in numerous locations on the north, central and south side of the City of La Crosse. City Council adopted a proactive, environmentally conscious Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan Resolution, December 2012. All untreated ash on public property will be removed and replaced. Residents wishing to treat their corresponding Blvd ash trees for EAB are welcome to do so. The Treatment Database Application and treatment verification is required for all treated Blvd ash trees. As of spring 2015 the pest has been found in numerous locations on the north, central and south side of the City of La Crosse. Ordinance 10.04 governs all boulevard trees within the City of La Crosse and is in place to keep the public safe.
Treatment Database Application
Emerald Ash Borer Information: http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/eab/index.jsp
Licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicators:http://www.kellysolutions.com/WI/Applicators/index.asp
TreeAzin Systemic Insecticide - http://www.bioforest.ca/index.cfm?fuseaction=content&menuid=12&pageid=1012
Homeowner Guide to EAB Insecticide Treatment
Is My Ash Worth Treating
Insecticide Options for Protecting Trees From EAB