Tree Maintenance

For homeowners that are concerned about a tree(s) on their property:

**Please note** The Town will work with the homeowner to assess the concern and determine the best course of action ONLY if the tree(s) resides in one of the following categories and poses an imminent threat to the safety of residents:

- Town's Right-of-Way

- Park District

- Town-owned Open Space

- Conservation Easement

- Drainage Easement

All other trees on private property will need to be managed by the homeowner.

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


Please fill out a tree evaluation online form using the link below.  

You will be asked to provide information about the tree(s) and our Town staff will review the information and determine next steps.  

Form Link:  /FormCenter/Building-Department-8/Tree-Evaluation-Form-54

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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