Forestry

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 | Forestry Planting Program |  New Tree Watering Information

Report a Tree

If you have tree concerns or would like to report a boulevard tree problem, please use our Service Request Form

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.

Emerals Ash Borer Information 

Emerald ash borer (EAB) was confirmed within the City of La Crosse in 2012. The 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. Ordinance 10.04 governs all boulevard trees within the City of La Crosse and is in place to keep the public safe. See ordinance here

EAB Information | Licensed Commercial Pesticide | TreeAzin Systemic Insecticide | Insecticide Options

 

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