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Parks Forestry provides tree planting, trimming and maintenance for over 100,000 trees along Madison's 700 miles of city streets. In addition, the Forestry section is responsible for hundreds of thousands of trees that are located in the City's parks, golf courses, cemetery and greenways.
Parks forestry staff are trained to follow rigid safety standards. Whether planting a new tree or cleaning up after a major wind storm, the safety of the workers, the public and property are never compromised.
Parks Forestry Section: (608) 266-4816, Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm
Arbor Week, April 21 - April 27
Madison Parks Forestry will be celebrating Arbor Week and our city's Tree City USA designation by planting trees with our city's current leaders and our city's future leaders - elementary students. The City of Madison Forestry Section plants 2,600 trees on an annual basis and is responsible for the maintenance of over 100,000 trees along the streets and in the parks. During this week of celebration, staff will plant trees in Madison's parks with classes from Emerson Elementary, Crestwood Elementary, Thoreau Elementary, Lakeview Elementary and a nature club from Sherman Middle School and Wild Warner.
Heritage Tree Program
The Madison Parks Forestry has established the Heritage Tree Program to foster appreciation and inspire awareness of the contribution of city owned street trees and park trees to the City’s history and heritage. The program is a way for citizens to officially recognize special and significant city owned trees in the community.
Go to Heritage Tree Program