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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Conduct Community Interviews 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The City of Goshen strives to take the best care for residents and to ensure our drinking water meets all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) safety requirements.  As part of this process, the EPA will conduct community interviews in Goshen... more

2024 Spring brush pick-up begins April 22

Monday, April 15, 2024

The City of Goshen Street Department will begin the Spring brush pick-up on Monday, April 22, and will run until Friday, May 3, 2024. Please have any yard brush and leaves out before the start date to ensure pick-up. Leaf and brush piles placed in alleyways will not be picked up. Because of the large... more

Beautify Goshen Week 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

In conjunction with the Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s “Beautify Goshen” Week, the Goshen Street Department will offer additional disposal services from Saturday, April 27, to Saturday, May 4, to assist city residents in their “Beautify Goshen” tasks. This free service is only available during this... more

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RESCHEDULE: Board of Aviation Commissioners

Monday, April 22, 2024, 2:00pm

City Council

Monday, April 22, 2024, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652777559 or call +1 305 224 1968, Webinar ID: 816 5277 7559. Comments are no longer taken online. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652777559

Shade Tree Board

Monday, April 22, 2024, 7:00pm

This meeting is in-person only.

Forestry

GHG Emissions    Climate Action    Zero Waste   Forestry

Tree Canopy Goal

The City of Goshen has a robust Tree Canopy Goal of 45% tree coverage in Goshen by 2045. The Department of Environmental Resilience maintains a tree inventory of trees in the public-right-of-way that can be seen here

Read the Goshen Urban Tree Canopy Goal Executive Summary


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 Environmental Resilience Department can help determine the 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. The resident portion is 50% of the new tree up to $250, which includes planting. If the tree comes from the City's nursery, it can be a little as $50.

The City Forestry personnel will be glad to consult. Any questions about these programs, or about trees in general, can be directed to Brandi at (574) 534-0076 or environmental@goshencity.com.


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 the Department of Environmental Resilience at (574) 534-0076 or environmental@goshencity.com.


Additional Community Tree Resources

Trees For Goshen

Trees For Goshen is a non-profit formed by citizens of Goshen to preserve the legacy of our urban forest, to expand the benefits it provides, and to grow its capacity for generations to come. Trees For Goshen has an overarching goal to increase the tree-covered canopy of the city of Goshen, IN. We do this by working with neighborhoods and residents to find suitable places to plant trees and helping get them in the ground. The donations we receive will go directly towards planting trees in our neighborhoods.

Tree For Goshen Plants provides trees for Goshen residents that can be planted on Goshen properties in the front, side, or back yards. You can email info@treesforgoshen.org for more information.