Ann Arbor Named a Tree City USA Community for 32nd Year!
The City of Ann Arbor has been named a Tree City USA community for the 32nd consecutive year! The Tree City USA program recognizes communities who have made a commitment to urban forestry.
The program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
Ann Arbor Receives Tree City USA Growth Award for 2011
In 2011, the City also received a Tree City USA Growth Award. This part of the Tree City USA program recognizes communities who go above and beyond the Tree City USA program requirements. The City of Ann Arbor received the Growth Award for improvements to the Forestry webpage, partnership with the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and successful development and implementation of the Citizen Pruner Program.
Ann Arbor Receives the 2010 Governmental Award of Excellence in Urban Forestry
The City received the 2010 Governmental Award for Excellence in Urban Forestry from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Urban & Community Forestry Council and the Michigan Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.
The award is given annually to a local unit of government for significant advances in its urban forestry program over the past year. The award is based on factors including, program growth, program innovation, special projects, program sustainability, and partnerships. Ann Arbor was selected for important strides we made in our urban forestry program over the last year including: completion of the comprehensive GIS based tree inventory and i-Tree Streets analysis, recent completion of the urban tree canopy analysis, recertification as a Tree City USA for the 29th consecutive year, recipient of a Tree City USA Growth Award, work with volunteer groups, commitment to tree planting after emerald ash borer and beginning the development of the urban & community forest management plan.