Town of Erie Forestry personnel manage and maintain the health, structure, and appearance of trees located on Town-owned and maintained properties. Forestry personnel provides the following services:
Perform tree selection and planting, removal, watering, fertilization, and preservation operations.
Diagnose, monitor, and treat insect and disease problems.
Perform pruning regimen including structural pruning; hazard abatement; restoration; and crown cleaning, thinning, raising, and reduction.
Conduct and document routine tree risk assessments.
Maintain tree inventory program.
Coordinate public outreach efforts including performing tree consultation services to Town residents, Home Owners Associations, and developers; develop and instruct educational seminars and demonstrations; organize and plan community planting events, special events, and Arbor Day festivities.
Coordinate and supervise tree contractors to ensure adherence to town standards and specifications.
Review development landscape plans.
Enforce town municipal code for tree related violations.
Administer arborist licensing and tree work permits.
Coordinate with Tree board to meet urban forestry needs.