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Urban Forestry News

July 2022

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2023 DNR Urban Forestry Grant Application Now Open!

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is encouraging cities, villages, towns, counties, tribes and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to apply for a 2023 DNR Urban Forestry Grant. Read more…

Trees Will Need More Water this Summer

Tree exhibiting drought symptoms

We are likely to see a hotter than average summer, which means you, your pets, your plants, and yes, your trees, will need more water!

See our watering tips below for how you can help. Read more…

2021 Tree City USA Statistics and Community Recognition

We deeply appreciate the commitment to urban forestry demonstrated by our 2021 Tree City, Tree Campus and Tree Line USA participants.

Click here to see more community specific awards and highlights.

Wisconsin DNR Urban Forestry Program Welcomes New Summer Interns

Odell Kimble, Dan Buckler, Kolin Bilbrew on an internship field trip

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) welcomes two urban forestry summer interns to the agency’s Milwaukee office.

Odell Kimble and Kolin Bilbrew, are juniors majoring in forestry at Southern University, the first and only historically black land-grant university that offers a degree in urban forestry. Read more…

Urban Forestry Council Highlights: Departing Members, Urban Forestry Updates, Awards

Departing Urban Forestry Council Members and Heather Burkland

The Urban Forestry Council met on June 22, 2022, for the first in-person meeting since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The meeting was a bittersweet mix of saying goodbyes to departing council members, sharing exciting updates. Read more….

Summer Of Spongy Moth

Oak Trees facing defoliation from spongy moth

Spongy moth* (formerly known as gypsy moth) populations are entering an outbreak phase in southern Wisconsin due to last year’s dry, hot weather.

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20 Year Anniversary Of Emerald Ash Borer Confirmation In North America

Emerald Ash Borer Adults

The beginning of July marked 20 years since we received news of an unidentified beetle that turned out to be the emerald ash borer (EAB), one of North America’s greatest tree killers.

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