Village of Kronenwetter
Urban Forestry Department

Administrator: Randy Fifrick
Phone: 715-693-4200, ext.113
Email: rfifrick@kronenwetter.org

What is Urban Forestry?

Most people think that forests are many acres of woodlands in rural areas. However, our urban forest is the collection of trees in an individual’s yard, lining village streets, and in our parks. Urban forests are a valuable asset to the community. In fact, a healthy, well maintained urban forest can boost property values, reduce stormwater run-off and erosion, clean our air, contribute to a sense of community pride, and provide a legacy for future generations. Visit the International Society of Arboriculture website to learn more about the benefits of trees.

The purpose of Kronenwetter’s Urban Forestry Program is to promote a safe, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing environment for both the residents and visitors of our community.  Tree health has become a major concern within municipalities across the country due to increasing disease outbreaks.  The startup of an Urban Forestry Program in Kronenwetter coincided with the discovery of several infestations of oak wilt throughout the community.  While the initial focus of this program is to control oak wilt, we will attempt to combat other tree health concerns as well.


Tree Diseases and Pests

Oak Wilt – This disease has been discovered in our community. Find out what the Village has been doing about it, as well as what you can do.

Dutch Elm Disease – This UW-Extension Bulletin provides detail on the history of this disease, what causes it, how to identify it’s symptoms, and how it can be treated.

Emerald Ash Borer   Learn to identify this exotic pest and how to prevent it from becoming a problem in our community.

Gypsy Moth – Read about its history, the destruction it causes, and the various means of control that are available.

Lily Leaf Beetle - Found in the Village of Kronenwetter.  Learn how to stop the spread of these highly invasive and destructive pests.


Neighborhood Meeting Handout Material

Urban Forest Values
What is an "Urban Forestry Program?"
"Threats to Forest Health"
What is Oak Wilt?
How to Handle Oak Wilt Diseased Wood
"Diseased Tree Sanitation Methods"
Tree Storm Damage "What to Do"
Draft Tree Planting List


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry creates forest health regional updates, pest/disease publications, forest health highlights and annual reports.  To read the latest on our region (Northeastern), go to: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/foresthealth/publications.html.

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TREE STORM DAMAGE CLEAN UP
storm damage


 

Oak Wilt Inventory- Final Report

The Village of Kronenwetter contracted with Land Management Solutions, LLC to provide oak wilt inventory services as part of a grant through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Land Management Solutions started the process of taking a ground inventory of the Village and followed with an aerial survey.

Oak Leaf
Neighborhood Urban Forest Open House

Stop in at your leisure to find out how YOU can "stay cool with trees".  Tom Meier of Land Management Solutions, LLC, along with the Village of Kronenwetter Neighborhood Liaison Group, will be hosting three Neighborhood Urban Forest Open Houses

Those beautiful trees in your backyard ARE important and we need to work together to assure their survival!

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