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REMINDER: JUNE BRUSH COLLECTION

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Brush pickup for the month of June begins June 27, 2022. During scheduled brush collections, the Street Department will make only one pass through the city to pick up brush. Please have your brush by the front curb, but not in the street, by that first day in the morning at 7 a.m. Brush will... more

JUNE BRUSH PICKUP

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Brush pickup for the month of June begins June 27, 2022. Following the storms that moved through Goshen June 13, the Street Department worked to clean up the roads from trees, limbs and debris in the most impacted areas of the city. Street Crews used the rest of the week to pick up the bulk of... more

CITY JUNETEENTH EVENT TO CELEBRATE FREEDOM FOR ALL

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Commemorating the end of slavery, and renewing hope and commitment to a vibrant and flourishing future, the City of Goshen Community Relations Commission is hosting a Juneteenth Celebration at Shanklin Park (411 W. Plymouth Ave.) on Sunday, June 19 from 12 p.m.–4 p.m. The event will feature local... more

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Board of Zoning Appeals

Today, 4:00pm

To view the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051557762 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 890 5155 7762

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Monday, July 4, 2022

All City Offices closed due to the holiday

Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Monday, July 4, 2022, 2:00pm

To join the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81801258378 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 847 4800 4365 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

Goshen 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.