The City of Merrill Forestry Department enhances the economic, aesthetic, and environmental benefits of public green space in the city through proper planting and maintenance of trees.

Residents of the City of Merrill should also contact us regarding problems with boulevard trees, requests to plant trees in boulevards, and more.

Click here to download a tree planting permit You must print this form, fill it out and return it to the Parks & Recreation Office at 1100 Marc Drive, Merrill, WI 54452.

Forestry/Maintenance Office: 536-7313

The City of Merrill has achieved Tree City USA Status for the past 35 years!


The Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Marathon County. EAB has not been located in Lincoln County to date, but please help us keep it out. Don't move firewood into our County from a distance greater than noted below. *Please follow the firewood transport laws"

****As of 3/30/18 the entire State of Wisconsin will be under quarentine for Emerald Ash Borer. Please read the press release by clicking here


The State of Wisconsin will continue with a firewood ban on all firewood being brought into Wisconsin. This ban has been issued to attempt to keep the Emerald Ash Borer out of our area forests. . . Please use local firewood within a 50 mile radius of your destination.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is encouraging all residents to stop pruning/trimming/cutting Oak Trees - to combat the spread of Oak Wilt.

We invite you to read and review our EAB Readiness Plan by clicking the link below. We are prepared for this invasive pest and encourage you to be as well.

*City of Merrill Emerald Ash Borer Readiness Plan

**Oak Wilt announcement from the WDNR please click this link

The City of Merrill is now officially a member of Wisconsin Urban Wood. We are excited to enter into this new partnership to better utilize all of our urban resources to their fullest potential. For more information click this link to their website:



Tree City Usa


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