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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Stevens Point Tree Walk Map

With help from the Engineering Dept., the Stevens Point Forestry Dept. put together a new interactive GIS map called Iverson Park Trees. The map is a type of self-guided tree walk which identifies 31 trees that are underused or not common to our area.

Fort McNair Horse ChestnutA major goal of the Stevens Point Forestry Department is to maintain a diverse collection of trees which not only make up the City’s street and park trees, but also to help residents select different tree species to plant on their private property. The combination of plants/trees on private land and the plants/trees on public lands within the confines of Stevens Point is referred to as Stevens Point's Urban Forest.

The City has access to a number of nurseries across the state from which to purchase plants. Residents around the area have a somewhat limited selection of plants to choose from. Because of this, residents may not be aware of tree species that do well in Stevens Point. With this fact in mind, the City of Stevens Point Forestry Department applied for and received an Urban Forestry Grant from the WI DNR to help create the Iverson Park Trees map.

Iverson Park is often used as a tree evaluation site. Trees are planted there and studied for a few years before we buy them in any quantity and plant them along the streets. The Iverson Park Trees map identifies these trees. As the City tries new types of trees in Iverson Park, we will add them to the map.

See the Tree Walk Map
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