Board cleans up list of trees allowed on village property

Updated ordinance provides guidelines for what species are permitted in parks, terrace areas
Ozaukee Press staff

The Saukville Village Board has amended an ordinance specifying what type of trees may be planted on village property.

“We wanted to clean up what was previously in the books and it delineates the specifics for small, medium and large trees,” Public Works Supt. Ray deBruijn said during a Public Works Committee meeting that preceded the Village Board meeting Tuesday.

“The update will also diversify the area. So if something comes up with emerald  ash borer, we won’t have bare trees on the streets.”

According to Village Administrator Dawn Wagner, the trees will be planted in village’s parks and terrace areas. 

If citizens wish to donate a tree to the village, the list of trees in the ordinance can help them determine what type of tree to buy.

Under the ordinance changes, no species of trees other than those included on the list may be planted on municipal property without approval by the village’s Tree Board.

Trees allowed to be planted on village property include:

• Small trees: Ivory silk lilac, snow lilac, autumn brilliance serviceberry, franz fountain hornbeam and robin serviceberry;

• Medium trees: Turkish filbert, European hornbeam, Cleveland pear, regal prince oak, cork tree (amur) and little leaf linden;

• Large trees: Kentucky coffee, hackberry, ginko, pin oak, accolade elm, autumn blaze maple, honey locust, shy line locust, state street maple and columnar maple;

The ordinance states that all street trees to be planted must have a minimum 2-inch caliber and be balled in burlap. 



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