Parks Maintenance Shop
|Location:||674 Franklin Street|
|Hours:||7AM – 3PM. Mon. – Fri.|
|City Forester:||(507) 457-8281-|
The City of Winona Tree Crew, under the direction of the City Forester, is responsible for maintenance of trees planted in city boulevards. Members of the Tree Crew receive periodic specialized training and have appropriate tools, vehicles and safety equipment.
Frequently asked questions:
- What do I have to do to plant a tree in the boulevard?
First call the City Forester, 453-1640, to find out what species will work in the space. Before planting, call Gopher State One-Call, 1-800-252-1166, to have them locate underground lines or pipes so that you can safely dig.
- Who takes care of trees in boulevards?
The city’s tree crew trims trees in parks and boulevard areas. To request removal of a broken branch or diseased tree, call 457-8281 and leave a detailed message. It is the property owner’s responsibility to water the tree.
- What trees does Xcel trim?
Xcel Energy hires licensed tree trimmers to trim trees under or near power lines in order to provide safe clearance. The amount of clearance depends on the type of line.
Diciduous Tree Planting Selection for the Winona Area
|Amur Cork Tree (Phellodendron amurense)||City conditions, wide spreading|
|Basswood (Tilia Americana)||Oval shape, pea size seeds, fast grower|
|Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)||City conditions, fall color yellow, male trees only, slow grower|
|Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)||Excellent tree, city conditions, pea size berry, nipple gall gnats|
|Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)||Strong tree, messy, do not plant near garden|
|Maple, Sugar (Acer saccharum)||Needs rich soil, slow grower, fall color yellow-red, maintenance free|
|Locust Skyline (Glenditsia triacanthos “Skyline”)||Light shade, poor soil, green foliage|
|Locust Sunburst (Glenditsia triacanthos “Sunburst”)||Same as Skyline, yellow-green foliage|
|Red Oak (Quercus borealis)||Fast grower, plant in protected areas, roots susceptible to construction damage|
|White Oak (Quercus alba)||Slow grower but worth the wait, intolerant to soil disruptions|
|Birch, river (Betula rigra)||Attractive bark, doesn’t like alkaline soil, wet site|
|Catalpa (Catalpa bignonioides)||Plant only in open parks – messy|
|Horsechestnut, Ruby Red (Aesculus carnia criotic)||Ornamental fruit, wide spreader|
|Linden, Little Leaf (Tilia ordata)||Pyramidal, dense tree|
|Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioica)||Free spreading, slow grower|
|Japanese Pagoda Tree (Sophoria Japonica)||City tree, slow grower|
|Maple, Norway (Acer platanoides)||Wide spreader, shallow roots, deep green foliage, dense|
|Maple “Crimson King” (Acer platanoides “Crimson King”)||Same as Norway, red foliage|
|Maple, Varigated Norway (Acer platanoides drummondi)||Same as Norway, white-green|
|Maple, Red (Acer rubrum “Tillford”, Scanlon”)||Wet site, sandy soil park conditions, gets chlorosis easily|
|Oak, Burr (Quercus macrocarpa)||Plant B & B, spring only, protect from soil compaction, slow growth|
|Oak, Pin (Quercus palustris)||Fast grower, chlorosis, sandy soil, drop limbs, pyramidal|
|Ash, Mountain (Sorbus Americana)||Fast grower, red berries, fireblight, short lived, do not plant on boulevard – salt damage|
|Cherry (Prunus avium plena “Mazzard”, Scanlon”, Macki” etc.)||Rich soil, blossoms, short lived|
|Crabs (Molus, “Radiant”, “Sargent”, “Hopa”, etc.)||Blossoms, compact, park plantings, many forms and colors, wildlife tree|
|Ironwood (Ostrya Virginiana)||Plant B & B, spring only, beech foliage, yellow fall color, slow grower, wonderful tree|
|Maple, Amur (Acer ginnala)||Wide spreading, small tree, briliant red fall color|
|Pear, Bradford or Callery (Pyrus calleryana)||Flowers, wide spreader, slow grower|
|Tree Lilac, Japanese (Syringa amurensis Japonica)||Flowers, wide spreader, slow grower|
|Russina Olive (Elaignus antgustifolia)||Park plantings, grey-green foliage, pea size berries, bird food, fast grower, short lived|
|Redbud, Eastern (Cercis Canadensis)||Small, compact, pink flowers, fall color good|
|Chinese Chestnut (Castanea nollissima)||Nuts, wide spreader, park plantings|
|Hawthorn (Crataegus spec.)||Many varieties, compact tree, thorns|
Avoid These Trees
|Birch, Paper (Betula papyrifera)||Birch borer, short lived, sun scald|
|Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)||Thorns subject to borers|
|Boxelder (Acer negundo)||Weak woods, female trees attract boxelder bug|
|Poplar (Populus spec.)||Roots block sewers, weak wood, fruit litter|
|Silver Maple, Soft Maple (Acer saccharinum)||Weak wood, roots on lawn surface, block sewers|
|Willows (Salix spec.)||Twig litter, weak wood, roots block sewers|
|Mulberry (Morus rubra)||Messy, short lived, birds plant|
|Ash, White or Green|