Street Trees

The Street Department's Urban Forester plans and conducts maintenance and planting programs within the City's right-of-way. The forester also conducts community education programs and events to inform the public about the proper care of trees and their importance to our community. 

 

Tree Maintenance Programs

Under the direction of the urban forester, Street Department crews and private contractors perform maintenance of city street trees. This maintenance includes the removal of dead or damaged limbs, routine pruning, removal of dead trees and inspection of street trees.

 

Street Tree Planting

The City conducts tree planting using City funds and funding from state and federal grants when available. The planting of street trees may be performed by Street Department crews or private contractors hired by the city. Anyone wishing to plant or request the City plant a street tree in front of their home should contact the Urban Forester, Vince Baker, for approval of the species and location. Many factors must be taken into consideration when planting trees in the right-of-way. Not only must obstructions above the ground be considered, but also infrastructure below ground and line of sight issues for motorized traffic and pedestrians.

 

Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Noblesville and surrounding areas. To prevent damage to the Ash trees, all Ash trees need to be pretreated. If treatment has not been done in the past 2-3 years, the chances are very high that the Ash Borer could be in the tree already. The City has, and will continue to, monitor areas with infested trees. The trees are inspected and depending on the extent of the damage, they will be deemed hazardous and removed. The signs of infestation are not really apparent until the insect exits the tree. The Borer can be in the tree for up to 2 years. This is a lengthy problem and the City will remove all hazardous trees as soon as possible.

 

Grants

In 2008, the City of Noblesville received a matching grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for $20,000. With these funds, the City was able to hire a private contractor to begin performing an inventory of all trees within the City right-of-way. The funds allowed the City to complete approximately 60% of the inventory, which has greatly increased the City's ability to identify trees requiring maintenance.

 

Tree City USA

The City of Noblesville has continued to earn the designation of Tree City USA for the past 25 years. The City has held this designation longer than any other city in Hamilton County.

 

Earth Day/Arbor Fest

Earth Day/Arbor Fest is an annual event held to celebrate trees and the environment. It includes activities and presentations about trees and nature by the planting and care of trees by our Urban Forester. A big "Thank You" goes out to our Noblesville Tree Board for sponsoring this event. Please contact the Street Department for more details on when this event is held.

 

Hamilton County Tree Stewards

The Tree Stewards is an educational program for people with an interest in trees who wish to increase their knowledge. The program consists of a series of classes with presentations given by experts in their field. For more information, please contact our Urban Forester.

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Noblesville, IN 46060

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