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Division Overview:

The Urban Forestry Division is responsible for the planting and maintenance of all trees within the street right-of-way, in village parks, and all other village owned properties.

Trees located in the Village's right-of-way are property of the Village and permission is required before residents, prune, remove or otherwise perform any maintenance.

If you would like to request Village forestry services for a public/street tree in your area or have questions regarding our urban forestry program please use the Citizen Request Form or contact the Village at (920) 468-5225.

Brown County's UW-Extension office can also help you with specific questions you may have about your private yard trees.

Tree Care & Maintenance

The U.S. Forest Service is pleased to provide the Tree Owner's Manual free. This up-to-date guide provide easy-to-follow information on planting, pruning and other tree related care. provides the public with educational information about the benefits of trees and how to properly care for trees in the urban environment. The site contains resources from the International Society of Arboriculture, and also provides a collection of reliable tree care information provided by other industry organizations.

The Village's Arboricultural Specifications Manual also has information on proper tree planting and care techniques.

Benefits of Trees

Properly cared for trees are valuable growing assets worth three times the investment. Visit the International Society of Arboriculture website to learn more about the value of trees.  Additionally, check out this handout provided through information gathered from I-Tree regarding the benefit trees provide to the Village of Bellevue.

Services We Provide:

Street & Public Tree Management 
Urban Forestry Strategic Plan 2017-2021
Urban Forestry Management Plan 2017-2021 
Arboricultural Specifications Manual

Street and Park Tree Planting, Pruning, and Maintenance - Planting for new development, current resident street trees, street reconstruction, tree replacements, and pruning & trimming of public street and park trees to maintain clearance, safety, and aesthetics of the trees.

Ordinance Enforcement - The codified law that governs our urban forestry program. A current copy can be found under Municipal Code 427: "Trees and Shrubs"

Forestry Permits - Tree Planting Permit, Tree Work & Removal Permit


Tree City USA


The Village of Bellevue has been awarded the Tree City USA status annually since 2003. In addition, the Village has been awarded the Tree City USA Growth Award in 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2018.

To qualify as a Tree City USA, municipalities must have a Tree Board, adopt a Community Tree Ordinance, have a Community Forestry Program, and have an Arbor Day Celebration.

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