Ann Arbor to Celebrate Arbor Day in 2021 with Tree Plantings

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Archived News Release: July 19, 2021 - ​To celebrate Ann Arbor's 40th year as a recognized "Tree City" and to honor Arbor Day, the city, in collaboration with the Elizabeth Dean Trust Fund Committee (, will plant 40 new trees in the right of way in front of 40 homes beginning Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

Residents can submit sites for possible plantings by sending an address and location details to [email protected] by Friday, Sept. 3, 2021. Sites will be considered by city staff and members of the Dean Trust Fund. Property owners will be notified before the planting takes place. 

To learn what it means to be a “Tree City," go to For more information on this tree-planting effort, as well as other ways to honor Arbor Day, please visit

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