Private Tree Programs
Consulting Arborist Program
Trees on both private and public property are very important to our town. Because of a desire to help maintain and grow the tree canopy, the town provides a program offering each homeowner in town one hour of free time with a consulting arborist every two years.
The arborist will visit your property and return to you a report on the tree health and care specific for your property. The arborist will examine trees on your property for pest infestation and hazardous conditions, such as deadwood, rot, or co-dominant branches.
Native Canopy Tree Planting Program
Under this program, the Town plants native canopy trees on private property. When a tree is requested the arborist evaluates whether there is an appropriate location on the property for a canopy tree. The town purchases the trees, pays for installation, and provides a water bag to assist residents with the care needed in the critical first year after planting. Residents are responsible for the long-term care of the tree(s).
Residents are encouraged to submit their tree requests early, as there is limited availability.
Private Canopy Tree Maintenance Program
In June 2013 the Town Council approved a program that will reimburse Town residents for some of the costs associated with the maintenance of canopy trees on private property. The Private Canopy Tree Maintenance Program, recommended by the Town’s Climate and Environment Committee in response to a request from the Town Council, will help defray the cost to residents for tree maintenance work, thereby providing an incentive to help preserve and protect the Town’s native tree canopy.