The Forestry Division 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.
Assessing Tree Risk
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.
Programs & Activities
Windsor Forestry offers programs and activities for the community to participate in to help keep Windsor "tree-riffic".
- Arbor Day Tree Sale (PDF), 2020 Tree Request Form (PDF)
- Christmas Tree Recycling Program - In an effort to promote sustainability, the annual live tree recycling program runs through the day after Christmas until mid-January.
- Sick Tree Day
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 park beds. They also work with volunteers to maintain the Treasure Island Demonstration Garden.