Tree Maintenance

The BID application process for Ash trees has ended as of August 1, 2021.  

See below for the Town of Webster's Tree Policy.  

For questions regarding the Tree Policy or BID process, please email:

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Tree Process Chart FINAL 2022-1
Tree Process Chart FINAL 2022-2

To check if your property is within Town Open Space or a Park District, please use this map:  

LINK:  /DocumentCenter/View/3472/2019-Preserved-Lands-Map

** The Town does not have lands classified as "Forever Wild" and the only preserved lands in Webster are listed on the map above.  

If you have a tree concern near a power line, please contact RGE directly and refer to their tree care guide: Tree Care Guide Link

Ash Trees:

Ash trees in Webster are currently experiencing infestations by the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle.  

When the tree becomes infested, the tree canopy will show signs of die-back, yellowing, and browning of leaves. According to the NYS DEC, the trunk of the tree  will have large strips of bark falling off, revealing S-shaped larval galleries. 

Most trees will die within 2 - 4 years of an infestation.

NYS DEC information on the Emerald Ash Borer:


How to identify an Ash Tree:

- Compound leaves with 5 - 11 leaflets that have a smooth or finely toothed outer edge
- Branches are in pairs, directly across from each other
- Mature bark has diamond-shaped ridges