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 PlantingBoulevard Tree Planting Permit | New Tree Watering Information
Memorial Trees & Benches
Commemorate the memory of a loved one or event with a memorial tree or bench. We will help to insure your memorial is in the best possible spot. Trees and benches will be placed within the parks system, and will provide a lasting memory and beauty to the City of La Crosse for generations to come. For more information, click here.
*Effective April 20, 2020. At this time, we are no longer accepting Memorial Bench/Tree forms due to COVID-19. If you are interested, please e-mail Tracy Rudi at email@example.com to be placed on a list to contact when we begin accepting.
Report a TreeIf 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.
Emerald 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.
EAB Information | Licensed Commercial Pesticide | TreeAzin Systemic Insecticide | Insecticide Options