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REMINDER: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

Thursday, January 17, 2019

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, January 21, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash collection services WILL CONTINUE AS REGULAR on Monday and the rest of the week. more

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

All City of Goshen offices will be closed Monday, January 21, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Trash collection services WILL CONTINUE AS REGULAR on Monday and the rest of the week. more

ROAD RESTRICTIONS: BERKEY AND GREENE

Monday, January 14, 2019

Due to work being done by NIPSCO, some road restrictions will be implemented on Berkey Avenue between Greene Road and Indiana Avenue, and Greene Road between Berkey Avenue and Plymouth Avenue. Berkey Avenue will be closed periodically until Friday, Jan. 18, for a new driveway installation. Flagging... more

Upcoming Events All »

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

Monday, January 21, 2019

All City offices closed.

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, January 28, 2019, 2:00pm

Goshen Parks Forestry

Celebrate trees in Goshen at the 2017 Goshen Arbor Day event on April 28th! For details, please visit http://goshenarborday.com/.

 

Trees are a vital part of Goshen's life and infrastructure. Trees provide everyone with some invaluable services- and they do these services more cheaply and efficiently than human designs. 

For more information on the benefits of our urban forest:

Economic Benefits

Social Benefits

Ecological Benefits

Aesthetic Benefits

Combined Benefits


City of Goshen Tree Programs

The City of Goshen has two tree programs, which it offers through the Goshen Parks & Recreation Department, to help residents care for our "urban forest":

  1. The City will split the cost of tree maintenance, including trimming and removal, 50/50, for trees that are in the City's right of way. The City Forester can help determine right of way.
     
  2. The City will split the cost of planting a new, 2-inch diameter, 10- to 15-foot-tall tree if planted in the right of way. Resident portion is $80, which includes planting.

The City Forester, Aaron Sawatsky-Kingsley, will be glad to consult. Any questions about these programs, or about trees in general, can be directed to him at (574) 537-0986 or aaronkingsley@goshencity.com.


2011 Public Tree Inventory Analysis


2013 Urban Tree Canopy Analysis - Factsheet

Click Here to learn more.


Volunteer Opportunities

In addition, there are various volunteer opportunities in the public woods of Goshen. Tree planting, invasive plant species removal, trail maintenance and trash cleanup are some of the major ongoing projects within Goshen's urban forest. The Municipal Tree Nursery is one of the sites for volunteer work. While there is sweat involved in all these efforts, there is also a lot of fun, as well as the opportunity to be outside, learning about the wide world of trees! Share your love for nature, the environment and conservation with others!  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Aaron at (574) 537-0986 or aaronkingsley@goshencity.com.


For more information about Parks programs and activities, please consult our current Parks & Recreation Program Guide.