Tree Maintenance

For homeowners who are concerned about an Ash tree(s) on their property:

The Town will work with the homeowner to assess the concern and determine the best course of action, based on the parameters in our Tree Policy, listed below.

If you would like the Town to review an Ash tree concern on your property:

1.  Review the Tree Policy below
2.  Complete the tree evaluation online form using the link: TREE FORM

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

** Please Note **
Submitting a tree for evaluation does not guarantee that the Town will remove it.

To request a print copy of the Tree Form, please call:  (585) 872-1000

For questions regarding the online form, please email:

Tree Process Chart FINAL 2021-1
Tree Process Chart FINAL 2021-2

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