Tree Planting, Removal & Pruning

Welcome to the Tree Planting & Removal Page

Antigo Tree Planting

If you would like a tree planted in your City-owned boulevard, please fill out a tree planting work order form and either mail or email it to the Park and Recreation Department.

In order to receive a tree, there must be an area in your boulevard that meets the following criteria:

  • Your boulevard must be at least 5 feet wide.
  • Trees must be planted 25 feet from an intersection or alley.
  • Small trees must be planted 5 feet from driveways; medium and large trees must be planted 15 feet from driveways.
  • Trees must be planted 15 feet from curb box/water shutoffs and underground utilities.

A City of Antigo employee will inspect your boulevard and if you qualify, you will be placed on a list to receive a boulevard tree. Trees are planted according to the planting list. Please keep in mind that it may take a year or more for your tree to be planted. Each year’s plantings are dependent upon time and budget. If you do not want to wait for the City to plant your tree, you may plant your own tree, however, you will need to file the appropriate paperwork.

Instructions on the process for planting your own tree can be found in any of the tree brochures

Small Tree Brochure
Medium Tree Brochure
Large Tree Brochure

You may choose the type of tree (from the approved list) that you would like to have planted in your boulevard, however, tree size is dependent on the placement of the overhead and underground utilities in your boulevard. A small tree is classified as 15-25 feet tall, medium trees are 25-40 feet tall and tall trees are 40 feet and above. Small trees must be at least 5 feet tall and have five or more branches when planted. Medium and large trees must be at least 8 feet tall and have a minimum trunk diameter of 1 1/2 inches at a point 6 inches above the ground.

Tree species must be approved by the City of Antigo before planting takes place. For a list of allowable trees, please refer to the tree brochures listed above.

More information about proper planting techniques

Tree Removal

If you would like a tree removed from your City-owned boulevard, please comlete a tree removal work order form and return it to the Park and Recreation Department. Your tree will be inspected, and a City of Antigo employee will contact you as soon as possible regarding the status.

Not all trees which have been removed will be replaced. This is left to the discretion of the City of Antigo.

If the property owner adjacent to the public tree would like to keep the wood once the tree is removed, he/she may do so, but must have current release and hold harmless agreement on file with the city.

Any individual within city limits wishing to receive wood from the city may complete and file a hold harmless agreement. The City will contact individuals when wood becomes available.

Tree Pruning

If you would like your City-owned boulevard tree trimmed, please complete a tree pruning work order form and return it to the Park and Recreation Department. A City of Antigo employee will contact you regarding the status of the request.

Branches must be kept a minimum of 14 feet above any street or alleyway and a minimum of 10 feet over any public sidewalk. Property owners are responsible for any private tree that has branches which extend over the line of the street and are less than 10 feet above the sidewalk.

More information about proper pruning techniques

Questions / Contact:

Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Department
City of Antigo City Hall
700 Edison Street
Antigo, WI 54409
(715)623-3633 ext. 154 or 131