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About Cedarburg Green

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed, convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”

- Henry David Thoreau



  • Foster appreciation and support for Community Forestry for the benefit of Cedarburg residents and visitors.

  • Beautify our public streets, boulevards, and parks.

  • Promote sustainable environmental stewardship and landscape management practices.

  • Raise and distribute private funds for the planting, care and maintenance of public trees and for other projects aligned with our goals and objectives.

Cedarburg Green was organized in 2012 when a "seed" was planted at a public meeting held on April 25, 2012. Over the years, that seed has grown into a small, but active volunteer organization. We are proud of what we have accomplished so far. More importantly, we look to the future with the hopes of offering more opportunities for the community to engage with Cedarburg's trees.



- Buckthorn Pull

- Bare-Root Tree Sale & Seminar

- Garlic Mustard Grab

- Neighborwood Plantings

- Trees of Distinction Walk & Self-Guide

- Arbor Day Celebrations

- “Value of Trees” Tags

 Tree Tag Invitation Video 

- Citizen Foresters


In 2022, Cedarburg Green received and Innovations in Urban Forestry award from the Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council for its “Focus on Trees” campaign.

The award recognized Cedarburg Green for exhibiting outstanding innovations in the development and enhancement of urban forestry programs.

“This is the most successful, most comprehensive awareness campaign I have seen anywhere nationwide,” said Olivia Within, DNR East Central Region Urban Forestry Coordinator. Each dollar received from a DNR Grant created over $13.50 spent on Cedarburg’s trees, a 1250% increase.


From left: Kevin Westphal, Cedarburg City Forester; Rachel Race, Scientist-in-Resident Cedarburg Schools; Olivia Within, DNR East Central Regional Urban Forestry Coordinator; Thelma Heidel-Baker, Past Scientist-in-Resident Cedarburg Schools; Jordan Skiff, Wisconsin Urban Forestry Council Representative; Jeanne Mueller, Cedarburg Green Volunteer & Focus on Trees Coordinator; Glenn Herold, Educator for Cedarburg Green; DJ Burns, Cedarburg Green President; Mikko Hilo, Cedarburg City Administrator; Patricia Thome, Cedarburg Council President; and John Norquist, Past Cedarburg Green President.  – March 3, 2022

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