|The Menominee County Forestry Department handles all tree related questions. From insects and diseases to hazard trees and species selection/planting, we can answer your questions. Jeremy Johnson, the County Forester, is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist. For more information on ISA, follow this link.
Oak Wilt Prevention
Oak wilt has had a huge impact on the trees in Menominee. The Town of Menominee has an Ordinance that governs oak cutting and pruning to prevent the spread of oak wilt disease (fungal). Cutting, pruning, or wounding oaks from April 1 to October 1 is prohibited. Permits can be applied for at the Forestry office for hazard trees (including dead trees) and for building projects.
Ordinance #46 - Injurious Forest Insects and Diseases can be viewed here.
For more information on oak wilt, please view the DNR webpage here.
Ordinance Action Notification Right
Any citizen has the right to be notified of any pending Ordinance actions (changes) that could affect the allowable use of their property. Please see this letter that explains the process on how to get on the notification list.
To prevent the spread of invasive species, our Invasive Species Management Plan refers to Best Management Practices (BMPs). You can view information on BMPs here.
There are many threats to our forests of Wisconsin. Menominee County/Reservation has over 230,000 acres of forest land that can be very susceptible to foreign invasive species. Here are some links to important websites related to pests and diseases to be aware of. Preventing the spread of these invaders is everyone's responsibility. Please help prevent the spread of insects and diseases.
Emerald Ash Borer
Beech Bark Disease
Heterobasidion Root Rot