Trees are vital to the health of our community in Dane county–they provide clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat, mitigation against climate change, and psychological well-being. Oak savannas once dominated what is now Dane county, but due to development, few of them remain. The Dane County Forestry Department leads efforts to restore these natural communities.
Many communities in Dane county understand the importance of trees and have committed to grow and maintain their canopy. While the importance of trees in our communities is well understood, the health of trees can be threatened by diseases, insects and development. The Dane County Tree Board works to provide education on best practices to ensure the health of our trees
Forestry Extension Educator serving Dane County:
Located at the Fond du Lac Extension Office