Bath has 6,000 street-side trees, and 14,000 public trees (cemeteries, parks, schools, boat launches, and wooded areas). Conservative appraisal value of $8,000,000 (Assuming average cost of $300 per tree and $100 per tree for installation).
The City Arborist is the primary steward of Bath’s community forest. He is responsible for care of public trees, i.e. corrective pruning, planting, removal, cabling & bracing, emergency assessment, insect and disease monitoring, inventorying. The City Arborist promptly responds to inquiries made from City departments and residents alike concerning tree and shrub care.
Curious about a tree in one of our parks or sidewalk plantings?
You may find more information on our newly released Bath City Tree Map!
Awards and Recognition:
Bath has a historical legacy of significant trees and is ranked second in the State for communities containing the largest number of "Champion” trees. We have fourteen state champs! Bath has been a National Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA for 21 years and has received the Growth Award for 8 years. Recognized by the Maine Forest Service's Project Canopy in 2005 for Excellence in Urban Forestry and again in 2008.
Bath is expecting a heavy outbreak of Browntail Moth for the Spring of 2019. For more information you may contact the City Arborist or click on the links below. See also a link to information on Winter Moth. The newest defoliating invasive insect here in Bath.
Division of Forestry Info
City Arborist: Vacant at this time
Bath Forestry Division
Office: 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, Maine