Tree Care and Planting

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​​​​​​​​​Since 2005, the City has planted over 13,625​​ trees along streets and in parks. 

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Street tree planting plan​

Street tree planting is conducted based on an annual plan that identifies the areas of the city that will be planted that fiscal year.  The planting plan covers two planting seasons, fall and spring. 

The City's tree planting contractor will begin planting in mid-April 2018 in the following areas identified on the fiscal year 2018 tree planting plan: 4, 5, and 6.  Please click on the links to view this year's tree planting plan, FY18 Street Tree Planting Plan (PDF), and for care tips (PDF) for the newly planted street tree. 

Unfortunately, there were not enough trees to plant Area 7 this spring and it has been moved to the FY19 Street Tree Planting Plan (see below for link) and will be planted in fall 2018.

The fiscal year 2019 planting plan, planting in fall 2018 and spring 2019 can be viewed by clicking on this link, FY19 Street Tree Planting Plan (PDF).

Not on this year's street tree planting plan?

Residents that are not on this year's planting plan and are interested in having a street tree planted before the City arrives in their neighborhood have several options:

  • Participate in the Resident/Contractor Tree Planting Program

  • Contact the City to request that their area be evaluated for inclusion in the next tree planting plan.  (Note:  This does not guarantee that the area will be planted as part of the next planting plan, several factors are considered when selecting areas to be planted).   

  • Submit an application to the Elizabeth Dean Fund Committee to request tree planting in your neighborhood. 

Tree planting resources 

The 2018 Resident Sponsored Street Tree Planting Program lists program steps, approved street trees, and nurseries/landscape contractors/tree care companies that are pre-authorized to work in the street extension. 

Tree species information 

The ​​​City of Ann Arbor's Approved Street Tree List (PDF) supersedes other agencies/organizations recommendations.

Please Note: species NOT approved by the City of Ann Arbor may appear on these websites.  

​Forestry Public Works
Wheeler Service Center
4251 Stone School Road