Forestry

The Village Forester maintains and replenishes the woody vegetation in the Village right-of-way and in the Village parks, parkways, playgrounds and civic areas. The Village Forester plants new trees and shrubs, removes dead and dying trees and stumps, prunes Village trees, maintains a street tree inventory, maintains Village flower beds in the boulevards, and provides assistance to residents on tree related topics. 
 


Fox Point Tree Canopy Assessment


Recently the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conducted Community Tree Canopy Assessments for a number of selected Wisconsin municipalities.  Fox Point scored very high with 64% of the land area in the village being covered by trees and shrubs.  This compares to a statewide average of 30%.  The Tree Commission will be analyzing the data and further discuss whether the village should set a tree canopy target.  Click HERE to see the map and further details.

For more information on tree canopy, click HERE

Arbor Day Celebration – April 27th – Stormonth School Grounds

Residents are invited to attend the Village of Fox Point’s 48th Annual Arbor Day Celebration.  Click HERE to see the program and further details.

Bird Walk – May 5th – Doctor’s Park

Ever wonder what species of birds are making those beautiful songs each spring as they migrate through Fox Point heading toward their summer nesting grounds?  Your curiosity can be answered by joining us for our annual bird walk, recognizing International Migratory Bird Day.  Click HERE to see the flier and further details.

Maple Trees Dropping Leaves

During this spring and early summer, there was a combination of cool days and nights with excessive amounts of rainfall and very few sunny days. These climatic conditions were most likely the cause of what we are seeing now with leaf fungal diseases impacting maple trees. Symptoms include, black and brown spots on leaves, curling/wrinkling of leaves and leaves falling prematurely.

Two Casual Diseases

The 2 primary foliar diseases are Maple Anthracnose and Tar Spot.  Please click on the links below for more information on these two fungal diseases. These fungal diseases are not considered to be “life threatening” to maple trees. If an infected tree is in relatively good health, it can withstand these leaf fungal diseases.  

Maple Anthracnose http://hort.uwex.edu/articles/anthracnose/
Tar Spot http://hort.uwex.edu/articles/tar-spot/

You can reduce the number of spores that cause anthracnose and tar spot by raking up and discarding fallen, infected leaves.

The Village of Fox Point does not apply fungicides to prevent or cure these leaf diseases.

Planting Trees


If you are interested in planting a tree in the Village right-of-way, the Village Forester has created a listing of Recommended Street Trees that are permitted for planting. Much thought has gone into this list to ensure species diversity and site adaptability within the Village. Residents are reminded that they need to contact the Village Forester to obtain a permit for planting within the Village right-of -way prior to any planting taking place.

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