Forestry

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 during the fiscal year.  The planting plan covers two planting seasons, fall and spring. 

The City's tree planting contractor will begin planting in late October/early November 2018 in the following areas identified on the fiscal year 2019 tree planting plan: 1, 2, 3, 8, 12, 13.  Please click on the link to view the FY19 Street Tree Planting Plan (PDF).

City staff evaluates each site to ensure that that the location is suitable for tree planting.  A number of factors are considered when identifying planting sites including, existing trees/vegetation, available rooting space, and location of driveways and underground utilities.  Unfortunately, not all sites will be suitable for planting.  Selected tree planting sites will be marked with a green stake and/or paint.  Please do not move or remove these marking or MISS DIG utility markings. 

Wondering how to take care of the newly planted street tree?  Click here for care tips (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
734.794.6320 
customerservice@a2gov.org