Fox Point Tree Canopy Assessment
Recently the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources conducted Community Tree Canopy Assessments for a number of selected Wisconsin municipalities. Fox Point scored very high with 64% of the land area in the village being covered by trees and shrubs. This compares to a statewide average of 30%. The Tree Commission will be analyzing the data and further discuss whether the village should set a tree canopy target. Click HERE to see the map and further details.
For more information on tree canopy, click HERE
Arbor Day Celebration – April 27th – Stormonth School Grounds
Residents are invited to attend the Village of Fox Point’s 48th Annual Arbor Day Celebration. Click HERE to see the program and further details.
Bird Walk – May 5th – Doctor’s Park
Ever wonder what species of birds are making those beautiful songs each spring as they migrate through Fox Point heading toward their summer nesting grounds? Your curiosity can be answered by joining us for our annual bird walk, recognizing International Migratory Bird Day. Click HERE to see the flier and further details.
Maple Trees Dropping LeavesDuring this spring and early summer, there was a combination of cool days and nights with excessive amounts of rainfall and very few sunny days. These climatic conditions were most likely the cause of what we are seeing now with leaf fungal diseases impacting maple trees. Symptoms include, black and brown spots on leaves, curling/wrinkling of leaves and leaves falling prematurely.
Two Casual DiseasesThe 2 primary foliar diseases are Maple Anthracnose and Tar Spot. Please click on the links below for more information on these two fungal diseases. These fungal diseases are not considered to be “life threatening” to maple trees. If an infected tree is in relatively good health, it can withstand these leaf fungal diseases.
You can reduce the number of spores that cause anthracnose and tar spot by raking up and discarding fallen, infected leaves.
The Village of Fox Point does not apply fungicides to prevent or cure these leaf diseases.
If you are interested in planting a tree in the Village right-of-way, the Village Forester has created a listing of Recommended Street Trees that are permitted for planting. Much thought has gone into this list to ensure species diversity and site adaptability within the Village. Residents are reminded that they need to contact the Village Forester to obtain a permit for planting within the Village right-of -way prior to any planting taking place.