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Kronenwetter Residents Invited to Oak Wilt Informational Meeting Thursday

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The Village of Kronenwetter will hold an informational meeting Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. Following the result of a report concerning a number of trees in the village that have oak wilt.

The presentation is open to the public and will feature presentations from Land Management Solutions, who completed the report.

Last November, the Village developed an Urban Forestry Program. The purpose of the program is to promote a safe, healthy, and aesthetically pleasing environment for both the residents and visitors of our community. Tree health within municipalities across the country is becoming a major concern based on increasing disease outbreaks. The startup of an Urban Forestry Program in Kronenwetter coincided with the discovery of several infestations of oak wilt throughout the community. The Village received a grant for 2013 through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in the form of an Urban Forestry Start-up Grant. The initial focus of this program and grant money is to control oak wilt and combat other tree health concerns such as gypsy moth and emerald ash borer disease.

As part of the program, the Village of Kronenwetter contracted with Land Management Solutions, LLC to provide oak wilt inventory services as part of the grant this year. Land Management Solutions started the process of taking a ground inventory of the Village and followed with an aerial survey. This past October the Village received the final report from the consultant.

The study showed numerous oak wilt infestations in the Village with the worst cases on the west side of Interstate 39.

The village hall is located at 1582 Kronenwetter Drive.

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