The City of Stevens Point's urban forest, which includes street trees, park trees, shrubs, and flower beds, enhances the quality of life we enjoy by providing environmental and aesthetic benefits, enhancing property values, and reducing energy costs to our citizens and businesses.
Our urban forest is an asset and an investment that will increase in value as it matures if its health is protected, and we protect it by enforcing work requirements through on-site inspections, and through penalties if specifications are not followed.
The permits and specifications listed below are designed to protect the whole tree, above ground as well as below ground. Above ground wounds to a tree are entry points for disease, insects, or decay. Severing, compacting, or burying and/or exposing roots hinder the roots' ability to carry out essential functions.
All types of tree damage shorten the life of the tree, and the value of the city's urban forest decreases with such reductions in tree vigor.
Todd Ernster, Forester 2442 Sims Avenue Stevens Point, WI 54481 (715) 346-1532