Cedarburg Green organizes hands-on Neighborwoods Events. Participation from the neighbors of selected woods is encouraged. The goal of these events is to train neighbors to take care of the woods in their neighborhood. In addition, Cedarburg Green participates in community activities focused on educating and enriching the lives of Cedarburg’s residents.

2020: “Trees of Distinction” Walk with Glenn Herold – Sunday, October 11 starting at 1:00 pm at the Cedarburg Public Library

See trees through the eyes of a horticulturist. Join us on a walk to visit 13 neighborhood trees and learn about their secret lives from Glenn Herold. This walk is for everyone who wants to know more about trees, thinking of planting a tree in their yard…just not sure what kind, and for those who need a purpose to get out of the house to take a walk around the neighborhood to enjoy the fall weather with nice people. Event is free. Please wear a mask.

2020: Tree “Price Tags” on Washington Avenue

Learn about trees big and small. Use the map to locate the trees to learn how they benefit the environment and add to the value of Cedarburg. Click here for your map.

2020: “Benefits of Trees” Student Art & Writing Contest Winners

Why do we need trees? Why do you love trees? These questions were the primary focus of Cedarburg Green’s 2020 “Benefits of Trees” student art and writing contest, part of the organization’s 2020 Focus on Trees initiative. The contest, open to 4K through high school students in the Cedarburg School District, encouraged students to create visual masterpieces highlighting trees or relate a personal experience with trees. Announced days before schools were shuttered for the pandemic, Cedarburg School District’s Scientist-in-Residence Thelma Heidel-Baker, Ph.D., quickly pivoted to an online, digital contest.

Congratulations to: Parkview Students: Andrew S., Emma E., Olivia C., Kyralee W., and Mikaella A. Westlawn Students: Katherine L., Teagan S., and Caleb B.

Essays: “Why Trees Are Important” by Andrew S. | “Amazing Benefits of Trees” by Olivia C.

Cedarburg Green’s “Benefits of Trees” contest was funded in part by a 2020 Urban Forestry grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The goal of Cedarburg Green’s 2020 Focus on Trees initiative is to create more tree-educated decision makers, residents, and future homeowners (our children).

2020: Citywide Street Tree Planting Day

CANCELLED: Saturday, April 18: This includes homeowners who received a postcard invitation.

2020: Bare Root Tree Sale – TREE PICK-UP DAY

Tree pick-up is Saturday, April 25 from 9 AM – Noon at the Cedarburg DPW, W59 N306 Johnson Avenue.

2020: Focus on Trees

Cedarburg Green received an Urban Forestry grant from the Wisconsin DNR. Of the 50 applicants, 36 were selected to receive funding which, when matched dollar-for-dollar by the recipients, totals nearly $2 million in awards. Out of the 20 organizations receiving regular grants, Cedarburg Green’s “2020: Focus on Trees – Plant trees as if life depended on it!” program ranked in the top five – receiving an award of $11,000. 

Tree Planting 2019 – Willowbooke Park – May 4

Thank You – Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary, Wayside Nursery, Faith Lutheran Church, Friends of Cedarburg Green, City of Cedarburg, and everyone who came out to plant trees at Willowbrooke Park.

Arbor Day Tree Planting 2019 – Parkview School 

Parkview Elementary School students helped the city of Cedarburg Forestry Department plant two new accolade elm trees on the school property in celebration of Arbor Day. Mayor Mike O’Keefe read a proclamation about Arbor Day.

Earth Day 2018 – Westlawn Woods Planting Day – April 28

Thank You – Cedarburg-Grafton Rotary, Boy & Girl Scouts Troops, Friends of Cedarburg Green, City of Cedarburg, Faith Lutheran Church, and everyone who came out to plant trees and bring Westlawn Woods back to life!

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