We are currently recruiting to fill two positions. The successful candidate for the position in the Northcentral region may choose a work station in either Wausau or Rhinelander. The successful candidate for the position in the West region may choose a work station in either Eau Claire, La Crosse or Spooner.
The application deadline is Tuesday, September 14 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.
Urban Forestry Coordinators develop, administer and implement the urban forestry assistance program in partnership to maintain or increase public and private urban forest canopy that will supply the full array of benefits. This position is the technical expert and thought leader for the Division in each Urban Forestry service area, setting the pace for the Division through leadership, innovation, adaptation, best practices, and transfer of knowledge.
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Wisconsin Community Tree Management Institute (CTMI) is a unique training experience designed for municipal staff with tree management responsibilities but without a strong background in urban forestry. The program is ideal for staff who spend just part of their time dealing with trees. Conversely, those with a background in urban forestry but new to management will also find it useful. CTMI consists of approximately 38 instruction hours and requires students to complete an out-of-classroom project.
If you’re interested in applying, don’t wait – the 2022 class is filling quickly! The application deadline is October 1, 2021. See “How to Apply for CTMI” near the end of this article for instructions.
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Credit: Joseph O’Brien, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
On Thursday, July 29, Governor Evers issued Executive Order #128, declaring a State of Emergency due to severe weather across the state of Wisconsin. This has triggered the opening of the DNR Urban Forestry’s Catastrophic Storm Grant program for communities, counties, tribal governments and 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for funding. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 27.
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Credit: Joseph O’Brien, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
Did your community experience damage from the storms that went through the state recently? You may find these resources useful. The links below could also be posted on municipal websites to direct homeowners to more information.
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By Jeremiah Auer, Regeneration Specialist, Jeremiah.Auer@wisconsin.gov
Credit: USDA Forest Service Northeastern Area, Bugwood.org
The Wisconsin DNR’s Reforestation program has been producing seedlings at its nurseries since 1911. In that time, there have been many changes in personnel, growing techniques and distribution methods. However, something that remained constant is the source of those seedlings: actual seed from Wisconsin’s many native trees and shrubs. From the tiny, pepper-like seed of aspen to the large, green-husked black walnut, the Reforestation staff collects, cleans, sows and stores hundreds of pounds of over 30 species of native tree and shrub seed every year.
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By Dan Buckler, DNR Urban Forest Assessment Specialist, Madison, Daniel.Buckler@wisconsin.gov or 608-445-4578
Do you have a tree inventory but have had a hard time keeping it current, or you’re interested in inventorying some trees of your own? The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is funding several accounts for communities or organizations to edit data within the Wisconsin Community Tree Map, a compilation of tree inventories from around the state. The map shows where trees are located and includes information about each tree, such as diameter, health condition and street address.
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Since 1976, Tree City USA has been a catalyst for community tree care and a powerful force for promoting urban forestry. This program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) and administered in Wisconsin by the DNR, provides communities with a tangible goal and national recognition for their community forestry efforts. Wisconsin has 201 Tree City USAs, ranking it second in the nation!
A 2020 summary by ADF provides the following statistics on Wisconsin’s Tree City USAs:
- 60% of Wisconsin lives in a Tree City USA
- $51,319,634 was spent on urban forestry management ($14.65 average per capita)
- 31,413 trees were planted
- 20 communities received Growth Awards
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Applications are due tomorrow (Aug. 13) for grants from One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation. Selected applicants will receive $1,500 to fund tree planting and restoration events throughout September.
The deadline is tight, but the application form is short and sweet. Use this link to apply.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Surface Water Grant Program is accepting applications from eligible organizations to support projects that protect and restore Wisconsin waterbodies.
More than $6 million is available to provide cost-sharing grants to support projects in the following areas:
- Education, outreach and organization development
- Planning for lakes, rivers and watersheds
- Lake protection planning and implementation
- Restoration of surface water, shorelands and wetlands
- Management plan implementation
- Aquatic invasive species prevention and control
- Land acquisition/conservation easements
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By Paul Cigan, DNR Forest Health Specialist, Hayward, Paul.Cigan@wisconsin.gov or 715-416-4920.
Emerald ash borer (EAB) has been discovered for the first time in Barron County, in the town of Lakeland. Dead and dying green ash were observed and larval specimens were subsequently lab-confirmed. Most of the green ash across a 20-acre area are either dead or dying from EAB attack.
Dead and dying green ash trees with characteristic woodpecker damage
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