Forestry Services is responsible for the design, planning, planting, and management of street trees, boulevards, landscapes, greenspaces, and beautification projects within the City of Milwaukee.
The primary goal of Forestry Services is to efficiently manage the urban landscape to provide a better quality of life for our citizens and visitors. This effort seeks to maximize the environmental and psychological benefits of the urban forest, while enhancing both landscape and property values.
The division is responsible for the management of all shade and ornamental trees growing along city streets and boulevards which constitutes approximately 200,000 trees.
Forestry manages vegetation on 121.8 miles of boulevards, 57 totlots, 59 greenspaces, 20 designated municipal properties, and 20 Downtown above-ground planters. We also serve as a resource to other agencies in greenspace design, implementation and maintenance.