Many species of trees make up the Township's urban forest. Historically, the Township was a combination of a hardwood forest, agricultural and gravel mining. Many native species, including oak, elm, basswood, maple, and paper birch, can be found in remnant forest parcels and park lands. Numerous nursery varieties have been planted by landowners. Each tree species comes with its own set of characteristics and problems.
The Township provides free tree inspection for concerns or questions you may have about your trees. The Township routinely inspects all properties for oak wilt and Dutch elm disease. Township inspectors are watching for emerald ash borer symptoms in ash trees.