City of Lake Mills, Wisconsin

On the shores of Rock Lake

Forestry Division

The Lake Mills Forestry Department has an extensive urban forestry management program that is governed by the City of Lake Mills Ordinance 665-B. The purpose of this program is to promote and protect the safety, health and welfare of the general public through the regulation of planting, maintenance and removal of trees within the City of Lake Mills. A continuing effort to improve the urban forestry program in Lake Mills is our goal.


Andrew Chrisler - Arborist
(920) 648-4131


Some Lake Mills Forestry Rules

  • No person, firm or corporation shall remove, trim, prune or cause fresh wounds to any oak tree or portion thereof, including roots, within the City of Lake Mills between April 15 and October 15 without first securing the written permission of the City Forester. The purpose of this rule is to try to stop the spread of oak wilt. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has oak wilt info on their web site.
  • No person shall plant any tree, shrub or other plant in any city tree terrace, boulevard or public place without the permission of the City Forester.
  • No person shall trim, fell, plant, spray, remove or affect any tree, including root system in any boulevard, street terrace or public place without first obtaining a permit from the City Forester. Abutting property owners may conduct minor trimming of street trees in order to maintain safe passage on public sidewalks and streets.