As part of the Village’s Urban Forestry Program, the Village will be pruning & trimming street trees within the right-of-way annually between November 1 and March 31. The Village is divided into 10 tree zones and multiple zones are trimmed annually. For a map of tree zones and scheduled pruning, click here. Per Municipal Code 427-5, the Village of Bellevue is responsible for the planting and maintenance of all street trees in the municipality. The Village has adopted a ten year urban forestry management program to maintain public trees; including regular assessment of their health, safety, & condition, pruning, removal/replanting. Scheduled tree pruning is planned for Zone 6 for the Winter of 2016-2017.
The work will be performed by the Village's ISA Certified Arborist, following ANSI Standard Practices for Tree Care Operations-Pruning (ANSI A 300 (Part I) Current Edition) as identified by the Village’s Tree Ordinance and Arboricultural Specifications Manual. Village staff will be inspecting the work to ensure that it meets specifications.
Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead, dying or diseased branches and/or to remove crowded or rubbing limbs. Trees may be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the landscape below. Lastly, a tree’s crown may be raised to allow cars, school buses, garbage trucks and snow plows to operate without contacting low hanging branches causing significant damage to the vehicle and/or tree.
The Village’s public tree population consists of more than 4,100 trees, and more than 30 different species that range in age, size, and condition. The Village has been annually awarded Tree City USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation since 2003.
If you have questions contact the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at (920) 468-5225.