The urban forest in Wauwatosa includes 30,000 publicly owned trees that define the city's character and enrich the quality of life for its residents. The forest is maintained by nine arborists, five of whom are board certified by the International Society of Arboriculture
Typical forestry operations include removal of dead trees and stumps as well as planting new trees and pruning for health and structure. The staff also follows an aggressive plant health care program to protect city trees from diseases and pests like Dutch Elm disease and Emerald ash borer. Arborists assist the Operations Division
with fall leaf collection and snow removal on streets and sidewalks.
Tree City USA
The City of Wauwatosa has been designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation
in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service
and the National Association of State Foresters
. This designation recognizes Wauwatosa's commitment to excellence in tree maintenance and management.