The Urban Forestry Division of the Greenville Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is responsible for the planting, maintenance and management of all trees within the street right of way, in town parks and all other town owned properties. The town currently maintains a population of more than 3,600 public owned trees and on average plants more than 150 new trees annually.
Tree City USA
The Town of Greenville has received the Tree City USA award from the Arbor Day Foundation. The Town has also received the prestigious Tree City USA Growth Award seven times for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program. To view the requirements for a community to be bestowed the Tree City USA recognition, please visit the Arbor Day Foundation's website.
Urban Forestry Board
The Urban Forestry Board is a volunteer committee comprised of Greenville residents that provides input and guidance in the administration of Greenville’s Urban Forestry Program. They are also a dedicated group of volunteers that plan and implement special forestry projects with the goal of educating the public and promoting the countless benefits of maintaining a healthy urban forest.
The Urban Forestry Board meets on the second Thursday of the months of January, March, May, July, September and November at the Greenville Town Hall at 6:30 pm. All residents are welcome and are encouraged to attend a meeting to learn how to get involved.
Landscape Beautification Award
Through the Landscape Beautification Award, the Urban Forestry Board recognizes the efforts of residents, businesses and organizations within the Town of Greenville that beautify the community through outstanding landscape improvements and maintenance. Nominations may be submitted by any individual, including self-nomination, group or organization; however, the property nominated must be located within the Town of Greenville. To make a nomination, complete the Landscape Beautification Award Nomination form.
Emerald Ash Borer
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was first discovered in Wisconsin when it was confirmed in the Village of Newburg in Ozaukee County on August 1st, 2008. The Emerald Ash Borer is a destructive invasive insect that has devastated the ash tree population in several states in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. EAB is spread primarily through the transportation of infested firewood.
The Town of Greenville has developed an Emerald Ash Borer Readiness Plan in an effort to identify the essential personnel, procedures and resources, both human and fiscal, needed to combat the Emerald Ash Borer. The main goal of this EAB Readiness Plan is to minimize the economic, ecological and aesthetic impacts of the Emerald Ash Borer on the Town of Greenville and the surrounding communities when it is discovered in the area.
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Emerald Ash Borer as its main mode of spread is through human activities. Explore the documents and links below for the most up to date information on EAB.
Wisconsin EAB Website
Emerald Ash Borer
Services and Programs
Street Tree Planting
Memorial Tree and Bench Program
Street Tree Pruning
Adopt a Flowerbed Program
Arbor Day Celebration