URBAN FORESTRY CORNER
Urban Forestry Corner
Trees are an essential and vital resource. The Urban forest is a very important part to every community. Whether they line our streets, or provide shade in our parks & playgrounds, trees contribute to a better environment for a number of reasons. Trees provide oxygen, and also improve air quality. According to the U.S.D.A. “One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide, and gives back four tons of oxygen”. Enough to meet the needs of eighteen people annually. But that’s not all. Trees are essential in the eco systems in which they reside. With the ability to moderate the effects of the sun, rain, and wind, & provide food, they can also even fight soil erosion. From shading a favorite resting spot, to providing food & shelter for wildlife, trees are an invaluable part of nature, even in an urban setting. In taking good care of our trees, we are essentially taking care of ourselves.
This page serves as a portal for knowledge, education, and resources. Herein you can find information for, and about, the Village’s Urban Forest:
Arbor Day Foundation. The Village of Mukwonago Tree City USA 2017-2018 https://www.arborday.org/
Insect & Diseases
- Wisconsin’s Emerald Ash Borer Information http://datcpservices.wisconsin.gov/eab/index.jsp
- Insect Diagnostic Lab http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/insectlab/
- Forest Health Protection http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/foresthealth/
Tree Selection, Planting & Care
- Guide to Selecting Landscape Plants for Wisconsin http://learningstore.uwex.edu/assets/pdfs/a2865.pdf
- Tree Owner’s Manual (USFS) https://www.fs.usda.gov/naspf/
- Proper Tree Pruning (WI DNR) http://dnr.wi.gov/files/pdf/pubs/fr/fr0256.pdf
Village of Mukwonago
For questions, concerns, or for any additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works. (262) 363-6447.
(*Information, photos, & video courtesy of WI DNR & WI DATCP*) Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive, wood boring beetle. It kills ash trees by eating the tissues under the bark. This metallic green beetle is native to East Asia...