DRAFT Urban and Community Forest Management Plan is now available for public comment.
Public comment on the draft Urban and Community Forest Management Plan is being accepted through March 28, 2014. Comments may be submitted via:
fax: 734.994.1744- attn: Kerry Gray
mail: 301 E. Huron St., PO Box 8647, Ann Arbor, MI 48107- attn: Kerry Gray
Urban and Community Forest Management Plan Draft (8 MB-- PDF)
Paper copies of the draft plan are available upon request. Please contact Kerry Gray at email@example.com or 734.794.6430 x 43703.
What is the urban & community forest?
The urban and community forest is all of the woody vegetation growing in an urban area, including trees, shrubs, and vines found along city streets, public parks and private property. The City is responsible for managing an urban forest that contains over 43,000 street trees and 6,600 park trees (mowed areas).
Ann Arbor's First Urban & Community Forest Management Plan
We are developing our first Urban & Community Forest Management Plan to provide a framework for effective management of the city's urban forest as an asset, consistent with the values and needs of the community. Ann Arbor’s city managed urban forest provides $4.6 million in benefits each year to the city and its residents; the plan will help to maintain a sustainable urban forest that maximizes these benefits. (Click to learn more about the Benefits of Urban Forests)
Please check back for updates on the development of the Urban Forest Management Plan and ways that you can be part of the planning process.
View the Urban & Community Forest Management Public Engagement Plan summary (PDF) to learn about each of the public engagement activities and the groups involved. Also, look below for additional supporting materials: