The Forestry Division is comprised of a four-man team, including a Lead Tree Operator who is also the City Tree Warden, a Tree Worker-Climber, Tree Worker-Bucket Operator, and a Truck Driver.
Forestry is responsible for the care and maintenance of the City’s trees and shrubs, from sapling to the acres of mature growth. Trees and shrubs are trimmed and removed to provide a safe environment for the public as well as maintaining healthy plant life. Forestry is responsible for the trees and shrubs at playgrounds, public schools, public buildings and all of the City right-of-ways.
During winter storms, the Forestry Division removes ice and snow from downtown sidewalks, crosswalks, and the train station. Together with Public Buildings, Forestry removes ice and snow from parking lots and sidewalks at public schools and city-owned buildings.
- Danbury has been designated “Tree City” for the 28th year in a row, by the Arbor Day Foundation.
- During 16 winter storms, Forestry cleared ice and snow from downtown Danbury, public schools, and public buildings.
- On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Continued clearing and removal of dead trees from City Right-Of-Ways.
- Trees were planted at Lake Kenosia Park, Lions Way, Crosby Street, and the Academy of International Studies Magnet School.
- Worked with The Danbury Garden Club, Lions Club and Danbury students to select new tree locations.
- Added new Bulky Waste Grapple Truck to fleet of equipment to support tree maintenance and storm clean up.
- Cleared dead trees and overgrowth at the Rogers Park Pond.
- Prepared city streets, tree and vegetation overgrowth prior to paving operations.
- 177 dead and hazardous trees were removed.