The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) EAB has been found in close proximity to Whitewater, and according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Department of Agriculture, a plan of action is strongly recommended to lessen the environmental impact and safety hazards due to the destructive effects of this insect.
The Emerald Ash Borer is a metallic-green, wood-boring insect native to parts of Asia. Although it does not kill the ash trees in its native range, it will very likely kill all the true ash trees in the western hemisphere if those trees are left untreated. EAB entered the U.S. in the early 2000s (or earlier) by way of shipping crates, and has wiped out millions of ash trees in the wake of their path.
For vital information on the Emerald Ash Borer, look at the following documents.
NEW! Emerald Ash Borer Homeowner's Plan prepared by the Urban Forestry Commission
Emerald Ash Borer Plan
Emerald Ash Borer Action Plan for Preserving Selected Ash Trees - Private Citizen Property
Emerald Ash Borer Action Plan for Preserving Selected Ash Trees -Public
Please contact City Forester Chuck Nass with questions: 262-473-0560
Every Tuesday, Year-round. To have your brush chipped all you need to do is call 473-0560 before 5:00 AM on every Tuesday and leave your City address and phone number.
Compost Site Hours
Weather permitting, the site is open Saturday from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm and Wednesday 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm from May until November.
Does the City plant terrace trees?
Planting of terrace trees is the responsibility of the city. For more information please contact the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department at 473-0560.
My street light is burnt out or doesn't work properly. Who takes care of it?
To report a light that needs maintenance, contact the Whitewater Streets Department at 473-0560.
Who maintains the trees within the public road right-of-way?
The City routinely trims trees on a four- or five-year cycle. Trimming is done for the health of the tree and to prevent hazardous conditions for pedestrians and vehicles. The City will remove a hazardous, diseased, or dead tree as necessary.
Is there a charge for trimming my tree which is within the public road right-of-way? If you cut it down, do I pay for it?
There is no charge for trimming or removing a hazardous, diseased, or dead tree which is within the public road right-of-way.
Snow and Ice Control Policy
Winter Parking Hours
There is no parking on any street in the city between the hours of two a.m. and six a.m. on any day from November 1st of each year to March 31st of each year. However, parking shall be permitted downtown after five a.m. In addition, special arrangements may be made in advance by contacting the Department of Public Works.