Windsor Forestry manages trees in parks and public areas. The division plants, prunes and
maintains the health of the urban forest. In addition, monitors for insects and diseases that could cause potential harm to the trees in town.
Another priority is to mitigate and manage the potential risk of trees. Forestry will minimize the risks trees possess by identifying trees that need to be pruned and removed. Trees provide “tree-mendous” value to the community such as filtering air, reducing energy costs by providing shade and shelter from winds and mitigating the effects of runoff among other environmental benefits. The responsibility of this division is to evaluate all the trees in town to maximize their value and when risks outweigh benefits.
Forestry also serves as staff liaisons to the Windsor Tree Board.
- Landscape Permit (pdf) required for planting, pruning or removing on public property (right of way of street, alley or sidewalk)
- Recommended Tree List for Windsor (pdf) for any property
- Emerald Ash Borer information
Programs and Activities
Windsor Forestry offers programs and activities for the community to participate in to help "Keep Windsor Tree-riffic".
The Town of Windsor’s Horticulture program serves under the Forestry division and is responsible for designing, installing and maintaining plant containers and park beds in various public areas around town by using summer and fall annuals, winter greenery and spring-blooming bulbs. In addition, the Horticulture program provides support to Parks Maintenance staff by identifying and resolving plant health issues and improving landscape design in existing parks beds. They also work with volunteers to maintain Treasure Island Demonstration Garden.