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.

Pest Alert:

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: Jack Hernandez

Bath Forestry Division


207-443-8360 ext 5230

Office: 4 Sheridan Road, Bath, Maine


Browntail Moth Winter Nest ID

Updated Browntail Moth Slideshow

Tick Identification and General Info

Winter Moth Info 

Winter Moth Presentation

*List of Licensed Pesticide Applicators willing to treat for Browntail Moth and other invasive pests.

General Information
4 Sheridan Road

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8:30 AM - 4 PM
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12:00 - 1:00 PM