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Forestry Public Works
Wheeler Service Center
4251 Stone School Road
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Storm damaged trees

The City of Ann Arbor has been getting quite a few questions from residents about what they should do and who they should call regarding storm damaged trees. Staff wanted to share this recent article from Michigan State University's ​Landscape Extension which addresses many concerns and questions. ​​​

Urban and Community Forestry Update

The City of Ann Arbor first adopted an Urban & Community ForestTree lined street in Ann Arbor.JPG Management Plan in 2014, recognizing the environmental, economic, and social importance of the city's tree canopy while developing strategies to maintain its health and resilience.​​

Now, an update to the plan will re-engage Ann Arbor residents in envisioning the future of the urban & community forest. Together with local organizations and forestry experts, we will outline current conditions, identify new opportunities and threats, and update the set of recommendations to establish a strong foundation for the future.​​


​​​​​​Forestry is responsible for the care and management of ​public trees within Ann Arbor's urban forest.  Forestry, along with assistance from the Elizabeth Dean Fund, ​provides a full spectrum of specialized forestry services.​​

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Reporting a tree problem

For non-emergency tree problems, such as pruning, dead tree removal, please use our Report a Problem tool ​or download the A2 Fix It app for your smartphone.​​​ ​

If your tree issue is an emergency and it is during regular city business hours contact the Customer Service desk​ at 734.794.6320. If it is after city business hours call 911.  ​

If the problem is after city business hours and is not an immediate emergency but should be reported, please call the non-emergency Police number at 734.994.2911​​.

Electrical lines and trees​

If you have an issue with electrical lines entangled with trees or have been contacted by DTE about work on your property, please visit DTE's tree trimming site for more information. 

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