12:15 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Ann Arbor Eyeing Backlog Of Tree Maintenance

Ann Arbor City Administrator Steve Powers is suggesting city council approve $1 million to attack a backlog of tree pruning and maintenance in his 2014-15 fiscal year budget.

Credit A2Gov.org

Powers says high-priority tree pruning would be done with the funding, along with dead tree and stump removal.

Ann Arbor City Administrator Steve Powers says the work will target trees that have not been getting the necessary care and maintenance.

Powers says the funding will help "to maintain Ann Arbor Tree City's urban forest, and to reduce risks to public safety."

Powers says the recommendations are guided by the city's Urban Forestry Plan, which is in its final draft stage.  The plan can be found on the city's website:  http://www.a2gov.org/government/publicservices/fieldoperations/forestry/Pages/UFMP.aspx

City Council is expected to approve the 2014-15 budget by its May 19th meeting.